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Watertown’s Berkman captures 400th in NCAA win

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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 men’s 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.

Canton’s 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 Cortland’s 9-4 quarterfinal victory on Wednesday. Mulvaney, a senior, has started 19 of SUNY Cortland’s 20 games and is fifth on the team in scoring with 26 points. His 17 assists is good for fourth on the team.

■ Former Immaculate Heart Central player Tyler Prevost and Watertown High player Dan Mendez are part of Le Moyne College’s 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.

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