Shoreman LAX Stun Salisbury to Win 2013 “War On The Shore”

Shoremen celebrate the return of the Charles B. Clark Cup. Photo by Catie Hamilton

Shoremen celebrate the return of the Charles B. Clark Cup. Photo by Catie Hamilton

The Washington College Shoremen beat their archrival Salisbury Sea Gulls, 7-6, in the annual War On The Shore — bringing the Charles B. Clark Cup back to Chestertown and ending a losing streak to the Sea Gulls that persisted since 2002 and included two Division III title games.

Salisbury led at the start of the second half, 4-3, and improved their lead to 6-3 at a little over three minutes remaining in the third quarter. But this would be the high water mark for the Sea Gulls as they could not answer four consecutive goals from the Shoreman in the fourth quarter.

Bearing the colors of the Salisbury Seagulls, A WC fan wears a traditional snub

Bearing the colors of the Salisbury Sea Gulls, A WC fan sports a traditional snub

Sophomore midfielder Luke Birnbaum scored just over minute into the fourth quarter with an assist from junior attackman JD Campbell.  It was Birnbaum’s first goal of the season.

With six minutes remaining, sophomore midfielder Grant Hughes scored unassisted—narrowing the Sea Gulls lead to 6-5.

At just over two minutes left, junior midfielder Kodie Englehart tied the contest at 6-6 off an assist from senior attackman Bennett Cord.

The Shoreman secured their victory moments later when sophomore midfielder Michael Trapp won a critical faceoff that cleared the way for junior midfielder Hunter Nowicki’s bounce shot that won the game at 7-6.


Below is video of the last four goals of the game.


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  1. Myrt Gaines says:

    Way to go Spy!
    I’m glad to see you cover W.C. Athletics.

    Great job Shoremen!

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