Boyles Finds Back of the Net for Shoremen
CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Top-ranked Salisbury University retained possession of the Charles B. Clark Cup with a 14-1 men's lacrosse win over host Washington College in the "War on the Shore" this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Sea Gulls used a 7-0 second quarter to break the game open and held the Shoremen off the scoreboard until late in the fourth quarter.
#1 Salisbury 14, Washington College 1
How It Happened
- Neither team scored until Nick Garbarino scored off an assist from Nathan Blondino to give the Sea Gulls a 1-0 lead with 3:33 left in the first quarter.
- The Sea Gulls began their big second quarter with an extra-man goal by Brendan Bromwell off an assist from Adam Huber with 11:46 remaining in the period. Josh Melton pushed the lead to 3-0 with an unassisted goal just 54 seconds later. Carson Kalama tacked on Salisbury's fourth goal off a Kevin McDermott assist with 8:04 to play in the second and Bromwell scored the fifth off a feed from Blondino with 6:49 left. Bromwell scored his third goal of the quarter off a Corey Gwin assist with 5:02 left. Gwin then scored a goal of his own on an extra-man opportunity off a Garbarino assist with 4:00 showing and Garbarino scored off a Blondino assist 17 seconds later to give the Sea Gulls an 8-0 lead. Salisbury held a 15-1 advantage in shots in the quarter.
- Blondino opened the third-quarter scoring off an assist from Bromwell with 7:46 left to bring the lead to 9-0. He then fired another goal home after scooping up a ground ball with 4:04 to go for a 10-0 cushion. Garbarino added a goal off a Blondino assist at 2:46 to run the lead to 11-0 before the end of the quarter.
- McDermott made it a dozen goals for the Sea Gulls off an assist from Blondino with 11:35 remaining. Kalama followed with a goal with 9:01 left and Blondino scored off an assist from Kalama with 7:50 to go for Salisbury's final two goals.
- Nick Boyles broke up the shutout when he scored off an assist from Alex Washington with 2:04 on the clock. His goal was the Shoremen's only shot to be put on goal after the first quarter.
For the Shoremen (5-1)
- Scoring: Boyles (goal), Washington (assist)
- In Goal: Ben Flood (16 saves, 14 goals allowed, 60:00)
For Salisbury (6-0)
- Scoring: Blondino (3 goals, 5 assists); Bromwell (3 goals, assist); Garbarino (3 goals, assist); Kalama (2 goals, assist); Gwin (goal, assist); McDermott (goal, assist)
- In Goal: Colin Reymann (2 saves, 0 goals allowed, 52:10); Brandon Warren (0 saves, 0 goals allowed, 4:51); Hayden Donnelly (0 saves, 1 goal allowed, 2:59).
- Duncan Campbell went 12-for-14 on face-offs for the Sea Gulls, who won 14 of 19 overall.
- The Sea Gulls held a 40-12 advantage in shots in the game and a 48-19 advantage in ground balls. Washington committed 24 turnovers to Salisbury's 11.
- The Shoremen's one goal in the game is the fewest scored by either team in 51 all-time meetings.
- Flood was named the Goose Nation TV Shoremen Player of the Game during the web cast of the contest.
Up Next for the Shoremen
3/15 v. Kenyon - 1:00 p.m.