No. 6 Salisbury Cruises to Easy CAC Victory at Wesley

DOVER, Del. Wesley fell to No. 6 Salisbury, 24-4, on Wednesday night at Scott D. Miller Stadium. The Wolverines fall to 3-7 overall and 0-4 in the Capital Athletic Conference, while the Sea Gulls improve to 12-3 on the year and 5-0 in league play.

Salisbury scored the first 13 goals of the game before Dan Tryon put Wesley on the board with 7:32 left in the second period. The Gulls closed out the half with two-straight scores and went into halftime with a 15-1 lead.

Lane Kocovsky scored off an assist by Jathan Mahaffey to open the third quarter before the Sea Gulls ran off eight straight to close out the period. The Wolverines, on unassisted scores by Patrick Lipari and Sam Seibert outscored SU, 2-1 in the fourth but the deficit was too much to overcome.

Matt Ryan and Sam Kennedy split halves in goal for the Wolverines. Ryan made 14 saves on 29 shot attempts while Kennedy stopped 10 shots on 19 attempts.

Tryon and Eric Bohns caused a pair of turnovers for Wesley while Jack O'Neil was credited with a team-high four ground balls.

Eric Kluge scored four goals to lead Salisbury, who had three other players with four points.

Wesley hosts Southern Virginia on April 13 at 1:00 pm.

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DOVER, Del. - No. 6 Salisbury started its regular-season ending three-game road trip with a win over Capital Athletic Conference-opponent Wesley, 24-4, on Wednesday night.

Senior midfielder Eric Kluge led the way with four goals in the game, as 15 Sea Gulls found the back of the cage. Freshman attackman Brady Dashiell and junior midfielder Tyler Smith each scored a hat trick, and junior attackman Rhett DePol passed out three assists.

The Gulls built an early lead, outscoring the Wolverines 8-0 in the first quarter.

Kluge netted the first goal at the 12:14 mark. After Smith netted his first, Dashiell started a six-goal run in the final 3:35 of the first quarter. The run featured six different goal scorers, including Smith's second, giving Salisbury its eight-goal lead.

The second quarter started with two goals from Kluge that were 75 seconds apart. Scores from Dashiell, DePol and fellow attackman, sophomore Wade Korvin built the SU lead to 13-0, before Wesley would score.

The Wolverines' first goal came from Dan Tryon, one of four Wesley players with a goal.

The Sea Gulls entered the half with a 15-1 lead, after goals from Kluge and Smith in the final minute of the second quarter.

At the half, Salisbury was outshooting Wesley 33-5, while winning 15 of 18 faceoffs and picking up 15 more ground balls (34-19).

SU added eight more goals in the third quarter. Dashiell added his third at the 4:50 mark, while midfielders, freshman Stephen Lambrides and sophomore Mike Hanna, each added their first of the season.

Senior midfielder Tyler Granelli capped the win with a man-up goal in the four quarter. Granelli was nearly perfect with his faceoff chances, winning 16 of 17.

Junior goalkeeper Alex Taylor earned the win, playing the first half and making two saves. Freshman goalkeeper Alex Desmarais played the entire second half and made seven saves, setting career highs with both.

The Sea Gulls will be back in action on Saturday, as they travel to St. Mary's College of Maryland for their final CAC regular-season game, which is set for 3:00 p.m.


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