OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The top ranked Salisbury University men's lacrosse team took down out of conference rival Stevenson University, 14-9, on Saturday night at Mustang Stadium. The Sea Gulls used a six-goal third quarter that saw goals from five different players to help secure the victory.
After the opening 30 minutes Salisbury (6-0) held a slim 6-3 advantage at the break but that would all change when the maroon and gold would pump in six goals to the Mustangs (1-3) one in the third quarter.
The Sea Gulls opened the frame on a 4-0 run that saw goals from four different players including one from the teams leading scorer Cross Ferrara, who netted four markers in the contest.
Corey Gwin opened the scoring less than two minutes in to the second half, netting his second of three goals on the night, finishing off an unassisted effort to push the lead to 7-3. Ferrara pushed the advantage to 8-3 less than four minutes later when he capitalized on one of Salisbury's six-man up opportunities of the night, finishing off an assist from Pierre Armstrong.
Armstrong and Emory Wongus would net the next two tallies for the Sea Gulls to push the lead to 10-3. Both players finished off unassisted efforts to help build the advantage netting back-to-back markers less than two minutes apart.
After Stevenson finally found its way onto the scoreboard to stop the scoring run Josh Melton, who finished the night with one goal and an assist, and Armstrong capped the quarter with back-to-back goals in less than two minutes to close out the third and help push the maroon and gold advantage to 12-4.
Overall, Salisbury outscored the Mustangs 8-6 in the second half to help secure the win. The defense, led by Riley Ford's three, caused 11 turnovers in the contest while junior goalie Brandon Warren recorded 13 saves.
Salisbury returns to action on Friday, March 15 when it hosts Illinois Wesleyan University. Faceoff between the Sea Gulls and Titans is set for 5 p.m.