Tufts lacrosse was in search of its third consecutive Division III national championship on Sunday, but the Salisbury Sea Gulls were able to end that bid with an incredible 14-13 win over the Jumbos.
Salisbury was lifted by hat tricks from James Burton and Nick Garbarino en route to the title, which was the program’s first since 2012.
Tufts entered the national championship as the reigning the New England Small College Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament champion, riding a 14-game winning streak. Salisbury, the Capital Athletic Conference championship, came into the game with a potent offense that had outscored opponents by a whopping 60-27 margin in the postseason.
Ultimately, it was the red hot offense of Salisbury — which netted eight unanswered goals in the second half — that allowed the Sea Gulls to capture the title at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sunday.
Congratulations to Salisbury lacrosse on its latest national title!
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Salisbury Athletics