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The No. 4 Salisbury University men’s lacrosse team dominated No. 19 ranked Widener University on Saturday afternoon, 11-3.
The Seagulls started off quickly scoring three goals in the first five minutes. Then the top defense in the country took over. Senior attackman Luke Phipps got the offense going, running from the right side towards the middle of the box and ripping a low shot for the score.
Then junior attackman Mike Kane used his fast break to his advantage and gave the Seagulls the 2-0 lead. To grab the 3-0 lead, Phipps found junior midfielder Sean Fitzgerald who cooked a shot to the back f the net from the right wing.
Widener was able to cut the lead to 3-2 with two scores late in the quarter, but Salisbury would open up a four-goal second quarter and hold the Pride scoreless to take a 7-2 lead into halftime.
Widener scored the only goal in the third quarter and it would also be their last.
The Salisbury defense clamped down to hold the Pride scoreless in the fourth quarter, as well, as junior defender Knute Kraus and junior long-stick midfielder Marty Wallace tied to lead the team with two caused turnovers each in the game, while senior goalkeeper Alex Taylor made 12 saves.
Kane and Fitzgerald each added their final goals in the fourth quarter, while senior midfielder Greg Korvin and sophomore midfielder Connor Summers each added one, as well; the goal is Summers’ first with the Sea Gulls.
Salisbury will return home on Wednesday to host McDaniel College in its next game.