Krum Scores Seven as No. 1 Salisbury Crushes Wesley

SALISBURY, Md. No. 1 Salisbury defeated CAC foe Wesley on Wednesday night, 24-3, at Sea Gull Stadium. The Sea Gulls were led by senior attackman Erik Krum, who set career highs with nine points and seven goals. Junior midfielder Ryan Clarke was Salisbury's main distributor with four assists.

Salisbury started the game strong; scoring 10 goals in the first quarter. Senior attackman Tony Mendes and Krum both netted three scores in the period while senior midfielder Sam Bradman chipped in with two to help the Gulls take a 10-0 lead at the end of the period.

Senior attackman Matt Cannone and Clarke added their first scores in the second quarter. Krum and Mendes both netted goals as the Gulls took a 14-2 lead into halftime.

Cannone and Mendes both finished the game with six points on four goals and two assists.

Salisbury added eight more points in the third quarter. The Gulls outshot the Wolverines 20-6 in the period, won 8 of 10 faceoffs and converted on all seven clear attempts.

Krum, who has a team-best 52 goals on the season, led the squad in the quarter with three more tallies. Senior attackman Kyle Quist, sophomore attackman Rhett DePol and junior midfielder Lanny Ellis all added their first goals of the game to give Salisbury a 22-3 lead at the end of the third quarter.

The Sea Gulls added two more goals in the fourth quarter from Quist and freshman midfielder Ryan Lucey to finish the game.

Salisbury outshot Wesley 52-19 for the game and was successful on 26 of 31 clears. The team also scored on 2 of 3 man-up opportunities.

Scott Brozey, Drew Hammer and James Moss each scored a goal in the game for Wesley.

Sophomore goalkeeper Alex Taylor continued his strong season by making three saves and not allowing a goal to earn the win.

Salisbury will be in action again on Saturday, when the Gulls travel to take on CAC opponent Stevenson. The game is set for 7:00 p.m.

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SALISBURY, Md. - Wesley College's men's lacrosse team fell to top-ranked Salisbury University, 24-3, in Capital Athletic Conference action on Wednesday night at Sea Gull Stadium. The Wolverines are now 2-10 overall and 2-5 in the CAC.

Salisbury (14-0, 6-0 CAC) outscored Wesley 10-0 in the first period and tallied the first goal of the second before Drew Hammer got the Wolverines on the board at the 11:21 mark. After another Sea Gull score, James Moss answered for Wesley but SU scored two straight to go into the half up, 14-2.

Erik Krum (7g, 2a) tallied a goal just 53 seconds into the third before Scott Brozey scored off a pass from Patrick Lipari with 13:01 left in the third, cutting the deficit to 15-3. The Maroon & Gold record nine straight goals to close out the game.

Michael McQuarrie had a team-high nine ground balls and three caused turnovers for the Wolverines and won 5 of 10 faceoffs. Jack O'Neil took 9 of 20 faceoffs for eight ground balls. Ryan Morris also had a solid day on the defensive end, tallying two caused turnovers and four ground balls.

Matt Ryan and Sam Kennedy each played one half between the pipes. Ryan made nine saves in the first half while Kennedy stopped seven shots in the second.

The Wolverines are back in action on Saturday, April 14, at 1:00 pm, when they travel to St. Mary's (Md.) in their CAC finale.

2012-04-12



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