#1 Salisbury Defeats Hampden-Sydney 25-12

Ian Levin
Ian Levin

Hampden-Sydney Lacrosse fell to #1 ranked Salisbury University 25-12 on Saturday afternoon in the NCAA Tournament Third Round. The 12 goals were the most goals Salisbury has allowed all season, who ranks first in the country in scoring defense.

THE BASICS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Hampden-Sydney struck first as Ian Levin forced a turnover and found Connor Pool for the opening goal
  • Salisbury took control of the game from there as they notched the next seven goals of the contest to take a 7-1 lead with 1:13 left in the first quarter
  • H-SC won the following face-off and Levin tallied a goal at 1:06, then Pool found the back of the net with 10 seconds to play to trim the Tiger deficit to 7-3
  • The Sea Gulls opened the second quarter with three consecutive goals before Hunter Brown scored on an outside shot to put the Tigers down 10-4 with 7:42 remaining in the half
  • Salisbury reeled off the next four goals to go into halftime ahead 14-4
  • The third quarter proved to be much of the same of the first half, but Brown set a new school record for season assists with 44 on a pass to Chandler Shaheen at 5:21
  • SU scored the first goal of the fourth quarter, but H-SC tallied four of the next five as Levin broke the school record for single season goals with 57
  • The Tigers shredded the Salisbury defense in the fourth quarter, tallying seven goals in the frame to score 12 for the game

TIGER TOP PERFORMERS

FOR THE FOES

  • Nathan Blondino scored seven goals and assisted on four more
  • Nick Garbarino tallied six goals and three assists
  • Brendan Bromwell found the back of the net five times with an assist
  • Carson Kalama added two goals and two assists
  • Duncan Campbell won 16 of 26 faceoffs

STATS OF THE GAME

  • SU outshot H-SC 52-33 with a 35-19 advantage in shots on goal
  • The Sea Gulls had a 24-16 advantage in faceoff wins
  • Salisbury outgained Hampden-Sydney 53-30 in groundballs

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