LEXINGTON, Va. – Salisbury sophomore goalkeeper Alex Taylor (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg) posted 14 saves and allowed just one goal as the top-ranked Seagulls defeated Washington and Lee, 13-3, in men's lacrosse action on Wednesday at Wilson Field.
Taylor was nearly flawless between the pipes, holding the Generals (4-3) without a goal until first-year defenseman Peter Schubert (Louisville, Ky./Louisville Collegiate) scored on a fast break with 12:31 remaining in the game.
The Seagulls (8-0) received goals from six different players in carrying a 6-0 lead into the halftime break. A four-goal run during the third period that featured three tallies by senior attackman Erik Krum (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa) stretched the lead to 10-0 heading into the final period.
After Taylor was relieved by sophomore Mitch Meredith (Annapolis, Md./Archbishop Spaulding) with 9:40 remaining, the Generals found some traction. Sophomore midfielder Joe Wood (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) scored unassisted at the 6:41 mark and first-year attackman Cam Lewis (Chapel Hill, N.C./Durham Academy) found the net off a Wood feed with eight seconds remaining.
For the game, W&L held a 38-36 advantage in shots and a 13-7 edge on faceoffs. Each team collected 30 ground balls.
Wood paced the Generals with one goal and one assist, while sophomore Patrick Jennings (Reisterstown, Md./Boys' Latin) played the first 53:19 in goal, making six saves with 12 goals-allowed. First-year Warren Berenis (Ocoee, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) played the final 6:41 and notched one save.
Krum notched four goals and one assist, while senior midfielder Sam Bradman (Canton, N.Y./Canton) registered two goals and four assists to lead Salisbury. Senior attackman Matt Cannone (Bayport, N.Y./Bethpage) logged two goals and four helpers, and senior attackman Tony Mendez added two goals and one assist.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it opens ODAC play by hosting Hampden-Sydney at 1:00 pm.
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