Wesley Falls to No. 3 Salisbury

Scott Brozey
Scott Brozey

DOVER, Del. - Wesley College became the first team to reach double digits against No. 3 Salisbury in 2011, but the Sea Gull offense was too much in a 24-10 loss for the Wolverines.

Justin D'Alonzo (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) and Eric Crumbock (Levittown, Pa./Truman) scored four goals apiece in the loss.  It was the first time any player had scored as many against Salisbury since February 27, 2010, a span of 27 games.  It was also the first time two players had so in the same game against the Sea Gulls since April 4, 2009, 36 games ago.

Salisbury had jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but Wesley hung tough and after back-to-back scores by Crumbock, trailed just 4-3 with 4:21 to go in the first quarter.  Tony Mendes scored twice for Salisbury to put the Wolverines down 6-3 at the end of the first.

The Sea Gulls held Wesley off the scoreboard in the second quarter and led 11-3 at the break.

The two teams combined for nine penalties and 17 goals in the third quarter as Wesley's six goals in the third period alone were more than Salisbury had surrendered in an entire game all season.  The Sea Gulls, however, scored 11 times in the quarter and stretched the lead to 22-9.

Things settled down in the third quarter with the team tallying just three goals combined.

Salisbury went 8-of-10 on extra man opportunities, while Wesley was 5-of-14. 

Michael McQuarrie (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) battled hard in the face off circle, winning 15-of-34 against a Salisbury team that has won over 70 percent on the season.  He also added a goal and an assist and nine ground balls.

Scott Brozey (Milton, Del./Cape Henlopen) had three assists for the Wolverines, the most against Salisbury this season.

The Sea Gulls held a slim 38-34 margin in ground balls.

Sean Mathews (Baltimore, Pa./Pennsbury) stopped 12 shots for Wesley.

Johnny Rodriguez made six for the Sea Gulls before giving way to back ups Tim Swinburn and Alex Taylor.

Matt Cannone (3g, 5a) and Erik Krum (5g, 3a) had eight points apiece for Salisbury, while Sam Bradman added six goals and an assist.

The Wolverines host Frostburg State on March 23.