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Men's lacrosse falls on road to No. 1 Salisbury

Men's lacrosse falls on road to No. 1 Salisbury

SALISBURY, Md. – The Marymount (Va.) University men's lacrosse team traveled to the Eastern Shore of Maryland on Wednesday night, taking on the top-ranked team in the country in Salisbury University, falling 25-3 in the Capital Athletic Conference matchup. 

The faceoff battle went into the favor of the Sea Gulls through the first quarter, taking five of the six in the 15-minute stretch, but the Saints started to settle in through the remainder of the game, splitting the wins in the second and third periods and coming up just shy of 50/50 in the final quarter. 

That translated into the offense for the Saints, firing off three shots in the second quarter, and continue the progression as the game went along. By the third quarter, junior Dylan Watkins capitalized on the offensive end to get the blue and white on the board with an unassisted finish. 

In the final stretch, the Saints maneuvered eight more shots with two finding the back of the net. Watkins, for his second goal of the game, caught a dish from sophomore Sean Friedman before junior Nathan Beard took the loner at the 3:59 mark to round out the scoring for the Saints. 

Senior Nick Hohman and sophomore Christian Lutz split time in the faceoff position, taking five and seven victories in the middle, respectively. 

Sophomore Grey Clarkson tended the net for 45 minutes of the game, turning away 11 shots, while sophomore Patrick Ruleman handled the closing 15 minutes for two more saves.

The Saints return home on Saturday, March 25 for another conference battle, taking on Frostburg State University at 1 p.m., at Long Bridge Park.