Sals claim 42nd straight in-state lacrosse win


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WILMINGTON – No. 1 Salesianum scored early and often against St. Mark’s Saturday night en route to a 16-7 win in boys lacrosse at Baynard Stadium. It was senior night for the Sals, who won their 42nd straight game against a Delaware opponent.

Senior Jason Kelly scored the first three goals for the Sals in the first two minutes. The team would add five more before the first quarter ended for an 8-0 advantage. Kelly finished the first frame with four, while freshman Michael Drake added a pair.

Salesianum added the first three goals of the second, including Drake’s third, to extend the lead to 11-0 before Spartans junior James Hamory got his team on the board with 3:02 left in the half. Salesianum scored again just as lightning was spotted, and the game was delayed for approximately 40 minutes with 1:22 left in the half.

Kelly’s fifth tally made the score 13-1 at halftime, and the Sals’ bench saw plenty of action in the second half. St. Mark’s got some momentum, scoring three straight to cut the lead to 13-4. Salesianum led, 15-4, after Drake’s fourth goal, and the Spartans scored three of the final four for the final margin.

Salesianum is now 9-1 and travels to Cambridge South Dorchester (Md.) for a 5:30 p.m. start on Monday. St. Mark’s, which is now 7-6, visits Tower Hill on Tuesday at 3:45 p.m.