Washington College win streak against Salisbury on line today

April 27, 1991|By Mike Preston

The lacrosse rivalry between Salisbury State and Washington College will have an added emphasis today at 1 p.m. when the two Eastern Shore schools meet at Salisbury State's Sea Gull Stadium, at least as far as the Sea Gulls are concerned.

"This is more than about the usual bragging rights," said Salisbury State coach Jim Berkman. "This is about a season."

Salisbury (12-0), ranked No. 1 in Division III, will be bidding for its first undefeated regular season and the home-field playoff advantage when it meets Washington College. The Sea Gulls also will try to break a 12-game losing streak to the Shoremen. The last time Salisbury came close to an undefeated season was 1984, when the Sea Gulls finished 12-2.

Both losses that year, one in the regular season and one in the playoffs, were to Washington College.

"I certainly have brought the 12 straight losses to their attention," said Berkman. "Really though, I don't think I have to get them pumped up."

The last time Salisbury beat Washington College was in 1981, by a score of 20-15.

But this season Washington College is 3-6 after having to suspend 10 of its best players because of a preseason drinking incident aboard a school van following a road game.

Salisbury, though, isn't about to let up.

"We're not expecting a blowout because they lost their players," said Salisbury senior midfielder Kent Case.

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