SALISBURY, Md. Watertown native Jim Berkman picked up his 400th career victory Wednesday when Salisbury State defeated Stevenson, 14-4, in an NCAA Division III mens lacrosse quarterfinal game.
Berkman, in his 24th season as head coach for Salisbury State, has guided the Sea Gulls to an unbeaten record and the No. 1 ranking in the country. Salisbury State (21-0) is looking for its second straight NCAA championship and its 10th title overall.
Cantons Sam Bradman, a senior midfielder for the Sea Gulls, finished the quarterfinal victory with a team-high six goals and an assist. Bradman is tied for second on the team with 89 points. He has 63 goals and 26 assists.
Salisbury State faces Stevenson (18-4) on Sunday in an NCAA semifinal at Salisbury, Md. In the other semifinal game, SUNY Cortland (20-0) takes on Tufts University at 1 p.m. Sunday in Cortland.
Former Carthage standout Zack Mulvaney supplied a goal in SUNY Cortlands 9-4 quarterfinal victory on Wednesday. Mulvaney, a senior, has started 19 of SUNY Cortlands 20 games and is fifth on the team in scoring with 26 points. His 17 assists is good for fourth on the team.
n Former Immaculate Heart Central player Tyler Prevost and Watertown High player Dan Mendez are part of Le Moyne Colleges NCAA Division II semifinal team. Le Moyne (17-0) faces Limestone (10-1) at 11 a.m. Saturday in Syracuse. Prevost, a junior, leads the team in scoring with 22 goals and 30 assists for 52 points. Mendez, a senior defenseman, has a goal and an assist in 16 games.