This coming Sunday the No. 7 Salisbury Seagulls travel to Salem, Va. to take on the Maroons of Roanoke College. Both squads are coming off of blowout wins; Roanoke crushing The College of Wooster 18-6 while the Seagulls beat York College 9-3.
For Salisbury, they will be looking forward to see if sophomore sensation Wade Korvin can extend his hot start to the season with 15 points through the team’s first 8 games.
The Seagulls also expect senior captain midfielder, Eric Kluge, to continue his senior leadership and all-American start to the season against one of the lesser opponents on the Seagulls schedule this season. The key to Salisbury’s success thus far in the season is junior goaltender Alex Taylor. Taylor has an astonishing 5.12 goals against average and his stellar net-minding has motivated the rest of the Seagulls to play harder.
The Maroons are looking forward to this more than usual, this being the toughest game on their schedule to this point of the season. As usual the Maroons will look for a strong push from their offense and senior attackman Richard Lachlan who has started this season hot with 18 points through the team’s first 4 games. What has the Maroons off to a slow start this season is their defense. It has allowed many opposing attackers to get wide open shots at the net and therefore junior goaltender Charles Peace has seen way more shots then he should and his goals against average is up above 10.
If the Maroons want to pull the upset on Sunday, they will need to stomp down defensively and put multiple blistering shots on Salisbury’s net.