Soaring along

No. 3 Salisbury cruises to 14-2 victory over McDaniel

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Erik Krum scored four goals to lead No. 3 Salisbury to a 14-2 victory over McDaniel in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Wednesday.

Shawn Zordani added a hat trick for the Sea Gulls (4-0), who opened up a 12-0 lead through the first 34:37 of the game and held the Green Terror (0-2) to its lowest offensive output since 2000.

Ben Yancheski (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) and Michael Woglom (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) tallied once each for McDaniel while JS Duke (Fort Washington, Pa./Upper Dublin) handed out the team's lone assist.

Sam Bradman – Salisbury's leading scorer entering the game with 13 goals – opened the contest with an unassisted marker 49 seconds into the game.

Tony Mendes doubled the advantage just 2:25 later before Jeff McGuire rounded out a three-goal first quarter, tallying off a Matt Cannone feed with 6:52 showing.

Tyler Granelli, who went 9-for-10 on faceoffs, won the face to open the second quarter and hit Krum, who found the back of the net nine seconds into the period for a 4-0 lead.

Cannone, who had four assists on the day, tallied his only goal 13 seconds later before Bradman and Mendes stretched the lead to 7-0 with 6:54 remaining.

Zordani made it a 7-0 game at the break before Krum scored 30 seconds into the third quarter for an eight-goal advantage.

Zordani and back-to-back Krum markers pushed the lead to 12 before Yancheski fired home a shot off a pass from Duke to break up the shutout with 3:13 remaining in the third quarter.

Zordani and Evan Hammersly stretched the advantage to 14-1 before Woglom finished a solo run for the final margin with 2:28 to play.

As a team, Salisbury won 18 of 20 faceoffs and finished with a 44-18 advantage in shots and 36-20 edge in ground balls.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.



Erik Krum 4, Shawn Zordani 3, Sam Bradman 2, Tony Mendes 2, Matt Cannone, Jeff McGuire, Evan Hammersly.
Ben Yancheski, Michael Woglom.

Cannone 4, Bradman, Kyle Gallagher, Tyler Granelli.
JS Duke.

Shots: S 44, M 18. Ground Balls: S 35, M 20. Goalies: S (Johnny Rodriguez – 2 saves, 0 GA, 34:37; Tim Swinburn – 2 saves, 1 GA, 15:11; Alex Taylor – 2 saves, 1 GA, 10:12), M (Brad Motley – 12 saves, 11 GA, 45:00; Christian Dallmus – 4 saves, 2 GA, 15:00). Extra-Man: S 0 of 5, M 1 of 5. Face-Offs: S 18, M 2. Clearing: S 19 of 23, M 15 of 19. Penalties: S 5 for 4:00, M 6 for 5:00.