ARLINGTON, Va. – The No. 7 Salisbury University men's lacrosse team picked up its sixth straight victory on Wednesday afternoon, defeating host Marymount (Va.) University, 22-8. Three different players tallied hat tricks, while 13 players overall found the net to help in the 14-goal victory.
Emory Wongus, who finished his afternoon with three goals and two assists, got the Sea Gulls (12-3, 5-1 CAC) on the scoreboard in the opening four minutes of the first quarter to give them a 1-0 lead. The maroon and gold took a 4-2 lead into the second frame as four different players tallied markers in the opening 15 minutes of action, including Josh Melton, who posted his second hat trick of the season as well as dishing out two assists to finish the game with five points.
Salisbury blew the game wide open in the second quarter by netting eight goals, including seven straight to open the second 15 minutes of action and take a 12-3 lead into the break. Zach Pompea, who netted two of his three goals in the quarter, started the offensive outburst. Seven different players found the back of the net in the quarter, including long-stick midfielder Cory Berry for his first marker of the season off an assist from defenseman Will Nowesnick.
After the Saints (2-13, 0-6 CAC) opened the second half scoring, the Sea Gulls used a six-goal run of their own to close out the game and push their advantage to 19-5 heading into the final 15 minutes of action.
Overall, the Salisbury offense accounted for two multi-goal runs of nine and six to earn the convincing victory.
The Sea Gulls return to action on Saturday, April 21 when they host the Bobcats of Frostburg State University at 1 p.m. Salisbury will also honor its seniors prior to the game as well as host its annual Lax 4 Leukemia Youth Day.