The University of Mary Washington men's lacrosse team dropped a 20-8 decision at top-seeded Salisbury University in the Capital Athletic Conference semifinals on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles close the season with a record of 9-7.
Mary Washington jumped ahead early, leading 3-2 with 1:45 left in the first quarter. Chip Pittard scored to put UMW ahead, 1-0, on a man-up goal with 10:45 remaining in the first. After the Sea Gulls tied the score, senior Paul Tunick scored with 6:19 left. Junior John Bohlinger scored on a Joey Marson assist with 1:45 left in the first to give the Eagles the lead, but the Sea Gulls scored three times in the final 1:07 to take a 5-3 lead to the second.
Salisbury ran the lead to 7-3 before UMW answered with a score from Luke Dick with 7:30 left, and another from Billy Kelly with 3:30 remaining on a Tunick pass. Salisbury scored to take an 8-5 advantage to halftime.
After Dick scored to cut the deficit to 8-6 in the third, Salisbury scored nine straight goals to put the game away. Bohlinger and Pittard each scored for UMW in the fourth, but the Gulls scored five in the fourth.