#8 Sea Gulls Defeat Shoremen, 7-6, in Overtime in Dramatic "War on the Shore"

#8 Sea Gulls Defeat Shoremen, 7-6, in Overtime in Dramatic "War on the Shore"

Flood Makes 12 Saves in Loss for Shoremen

SALISBURY, Md. — Corey Gwin scored the game-winning goal with 56 seconds left in overtime to give the eighth-ranked Salisbury University men's lacrosse team a 7-6 win over visiting Washington College in the annual "War on the Shore" for the Charles B. Clark Cup. It was the first overtime game between the two Eastern Shore rivals since 1999. 

#8 Salisbury 7, Washington College 6 (OT)

How It Happened
- The Sea Gulls scored 54 seconds into the game when Gwin scored off a Josh Melton assist. Neither team would score again until Casey Grieves put the Shoremen on the board off a Cooper Sloan feed with 21 seconds left in the first quarter.
- Kevin Trapp gave the Shoremen a 2-1 lead 50 seconds into the second quarter. Zach Pompea evened the score for the Sea Gulls exactly eight minutes later. Melton gave Salisbury a 3-2 lead with a goal off a Gwin assist with 3:56 to play before halftime. Ben Flood made two saves in the final 30 seconds of the half for the Shoremen, including one on a point-blank shot by Gwin with five seconds to go.
- Sloan tied things up at three goals each off an assist from Sam Cloud with 11:42 to play in the third. Pierre Armstrong put the Sea Gulls back in front, 4-3, with a goal with 9:02 remaining in the third. Gwin gave Salisbury its first two-goal lead of the afternoon with a goal 1:12 later for a 5-3 advantage. Grieves got the Shoremen back to within a goal off a Peter Jacobs assist with 2:49 remaining in the period. Jacobs then found the back of the net with 10 seconds left in the third to even the game at 5-5.
- Gwin pulled Salisbury ahead once again, scoring a goal off a Pompea assist with 8:36 left in the fourth. Tanner Barbieri sent the game into overtime by scoring off a Sloan assist with just 25 seconds to go to deadlock the game at 6-6.
- Gwin's game-winner came on the Sea Gulls' fourth shot of the overtime period. Washington's only shot - and only offensive possession - of the extra session came when Austin Hepburn scooped up a ground ball in the Salisbury offensive end and sent a shot in transition wide left of Salisbury goalie Brandon Warren with just over three minutes on the clock.

For the Shoremen (5-2)
- Scoring Leaders: Grieves (2 goals), Sloan (goal, 2 assists); Jacobs (goal, assist)
- In Goal: Flood (12 saves, 7 goals allowed, 63:04)
- Sam Cloud had a game-best three caused turnovers for the Shoremen.

For Salisbury (6-2)
- Scoring Leaders: Gwin (4 goals, assist); Pompea (goal, assist); Melton (goal, assist)
- In Goal: Warren (12 saves, 6 goals allowed, 63:04)
- The Sea Gulls held a 53-30 advantage in total shots but just a 19-18 edge in shots on goal.

Notes
- This was just the second overtime game in 52 all-time meetings between the two rivals. The only other one was a 16-15 Salisbury win at Washington College on May 1, 1999.
- The victory was the Sea Gulls' sixth in a row over the Shoremen, whose most recent win in the series was a 7-6 triumph on April 17, 2013.
- This was the first one-goal game in the series played in Salisbury since an 11-10 win for the Shoremen back on May 18, 1996 in the NCAA Division III Semifinals. The six one-goal games in the series since had all been played in Chestertown.  

Up Next for the Shoremen
3/24 v. Dickinson - 12:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
- The game against Dickinson will be the Shoremen's Centennial Conference opener.