Top-ranked Salisbury University (3-0) ran off the game’s first eight goals and went on to claim an 11-5 decision over No. 10 Gettysburg (2-1) in non-conference men’s lacrosse action at Shirk Field at Musselman Stadium Saturday afternoon.
Gettysburg’s Top Performers
- Jack Fletcher ’21 (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day School) – 2 goals
- Brian Kolen ’20 (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) – 2 goals, assist
- Andrew Horn ’21 (Bronxville, N.Y./Avon Old Farms) – 5 ground balls, assist
- Mitch Wykoff ’20 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Ludlowe) – 4 ground balls
- Scott MacMillan ’22 (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) – 10 saves, 3 ground balls
Salisbury’s Top Performers
- Griffon Moroney – 3 goals
- Cross Ferrara – 2 goals, assist
- Logan Posner – 2 goals
- Brett Malamphy – 11-19 face-offs, 5 ground balls
- Brad Apgar – 6 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers
- T.J. Ellis – 8 saves
How It Happened…
- Salisbury locked Gettysburg up in the first period, winning 5-of-6 face-offs and holding the hosts without a shot attempt. Griffin Moroney tossed in the first goal 2:20 into the game and scored again to make it 4-0 with 3:25 remaining. Luke Nestor gave the Sea Gulls a 5-0 advantage at the end of the stanza.
- Cross Ferrara picked up a goal 48 seconds into the period, but the Bullets raised the defensive pressure and held Salisbury off the board for the next 11 minutes. MacMillan accounted for four saves, including a stop on Moroney’s shot attempt with 6:43 left.
- Sea Gulls tacked on two scores in the final minutes before Gettysburg broke through for its first goal with seconds to spare. Junior Connor Leach (Wolfeboro, N.H./Brewster Academy) came up with a loose ball and drove down the field to find Fletcher for a goal with three seconds left.
- Emory Wongus produced the opening goal of the second half, but Gettysburg built momentum with back-to-back scores. Senior Michael McCormick (Lorton, Va./Paul VI Catholic) went to cage for the first tally and after winning the ensuing face-off, the Bullets scored again as freshman George Raymond (Darien, Conn./Suffield Academy) dumped in a pass for Kolen with 10:32 left in the period. The Bullets tried three more shots at the goal, but each was thwarted by the Salisbury keeper.
- Salisbury extended the lead to 11-3 with goals by Moroney and Posner at the start of the fourth quarter. Fletcher turned in his second tally on a feed by Kolen before the senior converted a nice pass from Horn in transition to cut the margin to 11-5 with 6:21 to play. Ellis made two more saves to keep the hosts off the board in the final minutes of play.
By the Numbers
- Salisbury out-shot Gettysburg 44-30. The Sea Gulls won 11-of-19 face-offs and were perfect on clear attempts (20-of-20).
- Kolen’s three points moved into a tie for 10th on Gettysburg’s career list with 193.
- Horn picked up his first point of the season on an assist to Kolen. The junior defenseman posted tallied three goals and four assists out of the backfield in 2019.
Where the Series Stands
Salisbury improved to 30-8 against Gettysburg in a series that dates back to 1992.
Gettysburg visits Stevenson University next Saturday, Feb. 29, at
This story was originally posted on the Gettysburg College Website.