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Jim Berkman hopes close win over Denison is wake-up call for Salisbury men's lacrosse

Jim Berkman hopes close win over Denison is wake-up call for Salisbury men's lacrosse

In its first three NCAA Division III men's lacrosse tournament games, Salisbury waltzed to victories against Misericordia, Hampden-Sydney and Cabrini, winning by an average 15.3 goals.

In Sunday’s semifinal, however, the host Sea Gulls, the top seed in the South Region, endured some tense moments before holding off Denison, 12-11, at Sea Gull Stadium.

After building a 10-5 advantage late in the third quarter, Salisbury twice had three-goal leads — 11-8 and 12-9 — in the final period. But the Big Red scored two goals in a 93-second span to draw within one before senior defenseman Aaron Leeds (Boys’ Latin) intercepted a pass to cement the victory for...

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