By Brooke Paulshock
Elm Staff Writer
This past Saturday, Washington College and Salisbury University went head-to-head in a non-conference match known as “War on the Shore.” For the first time in years, both teams were ranked nationally, fighting for the Charles B. Clark Cup at Salisbury, Maryland.
The Sea Gulls jumped out with fire against the Shoremen, taking control of the game with a 5-0 lead. With only 1:56 remaining in the first quarter, sophomore midfielder Hunter Nowicki found junior attackman Bennett Cord for Washington`s first goal of the game.
Beginning the second-quarter, sophomore midfielder Kodie Englehart assisted sophomore attackman JD Campbell to cut the Sea Gulls` lead to 5-2. Taking advantage of the penalties conceded by the Shoremen, the Sea Gulls ended the half with a four goal lead.
After Salisbury scored a quick four goals in the third, Nowicki broke their four goal run with an unassisted goal with 2:34 left. Cord also helped cut the lead at 9-4 with a goal with only one second left in the period. In the fourth quarter, the Shoremen could not find the net and ended the game with a loss to Salisbury at a final score of 15-7. In the loss for the Shoremen, Cord scored two goals, while Nowicki had one goal and one assist.
Even though Salisbury came out with a 15-7 win, the Shoremen still maintain the top seed and have hosting rights for the four-team Centennial Conference Tournament.
Washington returns back to action on April 28 at a 1 p.m. Centennial Conference game at Ursinus.