Salisbury 13 , Cabrini 9

May 14, 2005

No.1 MLAX Edges Cabrini in Round 2, 13-9; Hosts Gettysburg May 14, 2005

Salisbury, MD - Two-time defending NCAA Division III men's lacrosse champion Salisbury University received five goals and one assist from junior Chris Phillips (Media, PA/Penncrest) and three goals and an assist from junior Dan Boyer (Millersville, MD/Mt. St. Josephs) as the Sea Gulls got past a pesky Cabrini College ballclub Saturday afternoon in Sea Gull Stadium, 13-9, in the second round of the NCAA Men's Lacrosse National Championship Tournament.

The No.1-ranked Sea Gulls (17-0) won their 46th consecutive game, which is not only the longest active winning streak in the nation among NCAA MLAX teams, but it is within one win of the all-time NCAA winning streak of 47, set by Salisbury since 1996. Cabrini ended the season at 10-6 with Saturdays setback.

Salisbury will host No.4-ranked Gettysburg College (15-3), a 16-9 winner over No.11 Ohio Wesleyan Saturday. The quarterfinal game will be played at Sea Gull Stadium on Wednesday (May 18). Tentative starting time is 4 p.m. SU defeated Gettysburg, 13-7, at Sea Gull Stadium back on April 3.

SU senior Justin Smith (Annapolis, MD/St. Vincent/Pallotti), along with sophomores Mike Edwards (Baltimore, MD/Calvert Hall) and Luis Gonzalez (Crofton, MD/Arundel) each added one goal and one assist in the win, while senior Jeff Bigas (Media, PA/Penncrest) and sophomore Eric Bishop (Media, PA/Penncrest) both had one goal. Junior Mike Hurley (Cambridge, MD/Cambridge-SD) added a pair of assists. Senior Bryan Bradford (Fallston, MD/Fallston) won 16-of-22 face-offs. As a team, the Gulls won 20-of-26 face-offs and totaled 40 ground balls, compared to 24 for the Cavaliers.

Cabrini, however, didnt go down easy. They were led by Paul Middletons (Ridley Park, PA/Ridley) three-goal effort. Kevin Rayer (Woodlyn, PA/Ridley) added a pair of goals and Rory Friel (Ridley Park, PA/Ridley) and Matt Grosse (Pt. Jefferson Station, NY/ Comseqogue) each scored a goal and tallied one assist.

Salisbury senior goalie Dan Korpon (Annapolis, MD/Severna Park) (17-0) kept his record spotless in goal, totaling 11 saves and giving up eight goals in 57 minutes. Senior Chris Swierczek (Media, PA/Penncrest) worked 2:54 in goal when Korpon received a penalty and made a key save in his reserve role.

Kevin Quinn (Lindenhurst, NY/Lindenhurst) took the loss in goal for the Cavaliers. He faced 32 shots and recorded 12 saves.

The teams traded goals in the first period, which ended with the Sea Gulls holding a 3-2 advantage. But Salisbury, which is making its 23rd postseason appearance (17 straight), outscored the Cavaliers 5-2 in the second period to build an 8-4 gap at halftime.

Salisbury looked to set the tempo early in the third quarter when Bigas scored 14 seconds after the second-half face-off, but Cabrini wouldnt go away, pulling to within 10-6 on Middletons goal at the 6:00 mark. SU then received two goals from Phillips and one from Gonzalez to hold a 13-6 lead after three quarters.

The Cavaliers outscored the Sea Gulls 3-0 in the final quarter and outshot SU 5-2, but the gap was too much to overcome.

 

                         Salisbury Men's Lacrosse 2005
        Cabrini College vs #1 Salisbury (May 14, 2005 at Salisbury, MD)

Cabrini College (10-6) vs.                        SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
Salisbury (17-0)                                  -------------------------------------
Date: May 14, 2005  Attendance: 574               Cabrini College.....  2  2  2  3 -  9
Weather: Partly Cloudy, Breezy, 78                Salisbury...........  3  5  5  0 - 13

Cabrini College SCORING: GOALS: Paul Middleton 3; Kevin Rayer 2; Mark Phillips
1; Rory Friel 1; Matt Grosse 1; Paul Archambault 1.
ASSISTS: Mark Phillips 3; Matt Campbell 2; Dave Barba 1; Rory Friel 1; Matt
Grosse 1.

Salisbury SCORING: GOALS: Chris Phillips 5; Dan Boyer 3; Justin Smith 1; Luis
Gonzalez 1; Mike Edwards 1; Eric Bishop 1; Jeff Bigas 1.
ASSISTS: Mike Hurley 2; Dan Boyer 1; Bryan Bradford 1; Mike Edwards 1; Luis
Gonzalez 1; Chris Phillips 1; Justin Smith 1.


SHOTS BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
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Cabrini College..... 10  5  7  5 - 27
Salisbury...........  7 13 10  2 - 32

GROUND BALLS BY PRD   1  2  3  4  Tot
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Cabrini College..... 10  5  3  6 - 24
Salisbury........... 12  7 10 11 - 40

FACE-OFFS BY PRD       1     2     3     4     Total
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Cabrini College.....  2-6   3-8   1-8   0-4  -  6-26
Salisbury...........  4-6   5-8   7-8   4-4  - 20-26

EXTRA-MAN OPPS         1     2     3     4     Total
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Cabrini College.....  0-1   1-1   0-1   1-3  -  2-6
Salisbury...........  1-1   1-3   0-0   0-2  -  2-6


SAVES BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
-------------------------------------
Cabrini College.....  3  4  3  2 - 12
Salisbury...........  5  3  3  1 - 12

PENALTIES - CAML 6/5:00; SAL 6/4:30.
Officials: Greg LaCour (R); Steve Ruppel (U); Jason Parks (FJ). Scorer: SU SID Staff.
NCAA Division III MLAX Second Round Contest.
Salisbury will advance to host Gettysburg Wed, May 18, 4 pm
Gettysburg defeated Ohio Wesleyan, 16-9, on Saturday                                                           

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                         Salisbury Men's Lacrosse 2005
        Cabrini College vs #1 Salisbury (May 14, 2005 at Salisbury, MD)

Salisbury
Pos. ## Player                       G   A Pts  Sh GB  Face  Pen-Min
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G    33 Dan Korpon..........         -   -   -   -  4   -    1/ 0:30
ATT  3  Chris Phillips......         5   1   6  11  2   -
ATT  4  Dan Boyer...........         3   1   4   4  2   -
DEF  6  Jeff Bigas..........         1   -   1   1  5   -    1/ 0:30
MID  7  Justin Smith........         1   1   2   8  2   -
ATT  13 Eric Bishop.........         1   -   1   3  1   -    1/ 0:30
MID  16 Bryan Bradford......         -   1   1   1  9 16-22
MID  18 Sean White..........         -   -   -   -  3   -    1/ 1:00
DEF  19 Chris Heier.........         -   -   -   -  1   -
DEF  31 Tony Incontrera.....         -   -   -   -  4   -    1/ 1:00
     ---------- Substitutes ----------
     5  Mike Edwards........         1   1   2   1  1   -
     8  JB Sheridan.........         -   -   -   -  -   -
     10 Luis Gonzalez.......         1   1   2   1  3   -
     11 Zac Hopkins.........         -   -   -   -  -   -
     12 Joe Parker..........         -   -   -   -  -   -
     15 Jimmy Creighton.....         -   -   -   -  -   -
     17 Mike Hurley.........         -   2   2   1  -   -
     22 Brett Yoder.........         -   -   -   -  -   -
     24 Casey Olejniczak....         -   -   -   1  1   -
     25 Brad Korvin.........         -   -   -   -  -  1-1
     27 Kyle Burto..........         -   -   -   -  -   -
     29 Chris Sgritta.......         -   -   -   -  1   -
     30 Joe Patalak.........         -   -   -   -  -   -    1/ 1:00
     39 Chris Swierczek.....         -   -   -   -  -   -
     40 Matt Dasinger.......         -   -   -   -  1   -
     44 Eric DeMunda........         -   -   -   -  -   -
     45 Ryan DeRose.........         -   -   -   -  -  3-3

        Totals..............        13   8  21  32 40 20-26  6/ 4:30

GOALTENDER SUMMARY
Salisbury                 Minutes   GA   W/L   1   2   3   4 Saves
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33 Dan Korpon..........     57:06    8    W    5   3   3   0    11
39 Chris Swierczek.....      2:54    1         0   0   0   1     1


Legend: Sh=shots  SOG-shots on goal  G=goals scored  A=assists  Face=faceoffs  T/O=turnovers
CT=caused turnover  SC=stick check  INT=interception  BLK=blocked pass/shot  DCH=drawn charge

-- Courtesy Salisbury