GETTYSBURG, Pa. – The top-ranked Salisbury University men's lacrosse team suffered its first setback of the season, falling in double-overtime to No. 13 Gettysburg College, 11-10. It is the Sea Gulls' first loss since April 14, 2017 when they fell in overtime to then No. 14 Cabrini University by the same score line, 11-10.
Salisbury (3-1) managed to put some distance between itself and Gettysburg, taking an 8-5 lead in a four-goal third quarter for the maroon and gold. Griffin Moroney netted both of his markers in the quarter, scoring a man-up goal and finishing off a nice pass from Zach Pompea to push the lead to 6-5.
Pompea, who finished his afternoon with two goals and two assists, netted his first of the day to push the lead to two before Austin Short built the lead to 8-5 with just 19 second left to play in the quarter.
However, the defense was unable to hold the Bullets' (2-1) offense in check, as they scored five straight goals to build a 10-8 advantage with just over nine minutes left to play. It is the biggest goal run the Sea Gulls have allowed thus far this season.
Both Pompea and Corey Gwin tallied goals in the final seven minutes for the Gulls to level the game at 10 all, but that was all the offense Salisbury could muster. Moroney had a chance to win it in regulation for the Sea Gulls, but Gettysburg goalie Tim Brady made an exceptional point-blank range save with 11 seconds to play in the contest to send the game to overtime.
After a failed clear in the second overtime, Gettysburg's Jack Harvey atoned for the Bullets' overtime loss last season, netting his second goal of the day to deliver the win and give Salisbury its first loss of the season.
The Sea Gulls return to action on Sunday, March 4 when they travel to Ohio Wesleyan University for a match-up with the Battling Bishops. Face-off between the two programs is set for 12 p.m.