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Eight-goal first quarter helps men's lacrosse cruise past Frost

302sports 186 Apr 7


(Ferrara, Salisbury)

FROSTBURG, Md. –
Top ranked Salisbury university men's lacrosse cruised to a convincing 21-6 victory over Frostburg State University on Saturday afternoon in Capital Athletic Conference play.

The Sea Gulls (12-0, 2-0 CAC) took control early in the contest behind an eight-goal opening quarter that saw five different players net goals, including both Corey Gwin and Cross Ferrara (Appoquinimink), who finished the day tied for a team-high four goals apiece.

Zach Pompea, who netted three markers for the afternoon, got the visitors on the board 47 seconds into the contest. Josh Melton pushed the advantage to 2-0 with his first of three tallies for the day before the Bobcats (7-4, 0-1 CAC) got on the board.

Holding a slim 3-2 advantage, Ferrara netted his second goal of the afternoon, sparking a 5-1 run to close out the opening quarter for the maroon and gold. Gwin pumped in two straight tallies, including a man-up marker to extend the lead to 6-2 before Snyder and Pompea closed out the opening 15 minutes with a pair of goals only 33 seconds apart.

The eight-goal first quarter is the second largest opening quarter scoring spree for the maroon and gold this season, while it marks the second time this season the team has pumped home eight markers in a single frame.

The defense was solid throughout, causing 11 turnovers. Matt O'Callaghan led the way with four, while Brett Malamphy scooped a team-best 14 of the team's 55 total groundballs.

Salisbury returns to action on Wednesday, April 10 when it hosts No. 18 Christopher Newport University. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m under the lights at Sea Gull Stadium.