Men's Lacrosse Defeated at No. 7 Salisbury University

Men's Lacrosse Defeated at No. 7 Salisbury University

By Luke Christiansen

SALISBURY, Md.—In their last road contest of the season, the Southern Virginia University men's lacrosse team fell, 29-2, to No. 7 Salisbury University on Saturday afternoon at Sea Gull Stadium.

The Sea Gulls have won 10 NCAA DIII Championships, and have made 25 straight NCAA Tournament appearances.

The Knights (0-14) relied on an impressive performance from goalkeeper Tyler Cox, who registered a career-high 28 saves on the evening. Cox accumulated an astounding 12 saves in the first quarter, but despite his valiant effort the Sea Gulls (14-1) were able to distance themselves in the second quarter leading 18-1 at the half.

Southern Virginia struck first out of the break with a goal from freshman Jacob Lamb off of the first faceoff. Salisbury cemented the result adding eleven goals in the final two quarters.        

Salisbury outshot the Knights by a 76-10 ratio and won the ground ball battle, 53-11. The Sea Gulls also earned 28 of 34 faceoffs for the game, while the Knights were unable to convert on three extra-man opportunities.

Senior Joshua Neilson scored the first goal of the evening for Southern Virginia on an assist from Garrett Maw. Nash Wilkey is credited with an assist on the goal for Jacob Lamb.

The Knights return to action this Wednesday in a home match against CAC foe Christopher Newport. The first faceoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at The Fields.