February 19, 2011

Eight is Enough: Bradman Leads Gulls

from press release

– Junior Sam Bradman found the back of the net a staggering eight times on Saturday afternoon at Lynchburg College as the Salisbury University men's lacrosse team picked up a 13-5 victory.

The Sea Gulls (2-0) score four times in the first 5:07, three of which came from Bradman, to take a 4-0 lead and never looked back. Bradman's eight goals are a career high, bettering his previous career effort of five scores, which came on March 3, 2010 against McDaniel.

The Hornets put up their first goal of the game with 7:20 showing on the clock in the first quarter, but the Sea Gulls would answer right back less than 90 seconds later on Bradman's fourth score of the first period.

Bradman scored twice in the second quarter to go along with junior Erik Krum's goal, giving the Gulls an 8-4 edge at halftime.

The second half belonged to the Salisbury defense, which allowed just one Lynchburg goal while holding the Hornets (0-1) to eight shots in the final 30 minutes of play.

After Bradman got the second-half scoring started, junior Tony Mendes added his second tally of the day. Senior Shawn Zordani and junior Kyle Quist each scored a goal to push Salisbury's lead to 12-4, the team's largest advantage of the day.

Lynchburg's only second-half goal game midway through the fourth quarter before Bradman put home his eighth and final score of the day, capping the scoring.

The eight goals, is just three shy of the program single-game record held by Dave Cottle, who scored 11 in a game during the 1976 season.

Mendes also had an assist to go with his two goals, while Zordani had a pair of helpers to give each player a three-point day. Senior goalkeeper Johnny Rodriguez turned away four Lynchburg shots to pick up his second win of the season.

Ben Sauer led the way for Lynchburg, scoring two goals in the game.

The Sea Gulls will be back in action on Wednesday as they host Washington & Lee University at Sea Gull Stadium. The game is set to begin at 3:30 p.m.

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