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.
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.