Salisbury not satisfied with just getting to Sunday's title game

Sea Gulls want to complete 22-0 campaign as start-to-end No. 1-ranked team in Division III

May 26, 2012|By Edward Lee

With nine national championships in 13 attempts, Salisbury’s run of postseason success is eclipsed only by Hobart’s record of 13 NCAA titles in 14 tournament final appearances.

Sunday’s title contest against SUNY-Cortland will be the third consecutive year in which the Sea Gulls have reached the NCAA championship game, but just getting there is not enough for a few players.

“We all know what it takes,” senior midfielder Sam Bradman said. “We know it’s not anything if we just make it there. It’s not enough to just make it there. We’ve got to make it there and get the hardware.”

At 22-0, Salisbury has an opportunity to become the seventh squad in program history to complete a perfect season. That’s why junior midfielder Ryan Clarke said there won’t be any satisfaction until the team beats the Red Dragons for the crown.

“It would be a huge disappointment, especially with the team that we have this year,” he said. “Everyone expected us to be here, and now we’re here this time to finish the job.”

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