Salisbury scored seven goals in the second period while outshooting the home team, 15-1.
The spread at intermission was 8-0.
“I thought we played tough with them in the first quarter, then made some mistakes in the second quarter that they definitely capitalized on. And the game slipped away from us from there,” Washington coach Jeff Shirk wrote in an email Sunday.
“At the end of the day they are the defending national champions and the #1 team in the country,” he wrote. “We will learn from yesterday, work to get better, and move on in a positive direction.”
The Shoremen are headed to Centenary (N.J.) on Sunday, March 19. The game was pushed back a day to accommodate Centenary, which changed its schedule due to inclement weather early in the week.
Washington College officials on Monday made the decision to cancel yesterday’s scheduled home game against Kenyon due to the forecast of snow and sleet and cold rain.
Washington’s 5-0 start in- cluded a 7-4 victory at Frostburg on March 4, avenging last year’s 13-10 loss here, and a 14-5 defeat of Coast Guard on March 8.
Against Coast Guard, Washington outscored its guest, 8-1, in the second half.
The Shoremen never trailed after building a 3-0 lead on Charles Walker’s unassisted goal with 3:51 remaining in the first period.
Tanner Barbieri led the locals with three goals and two assists. Tyler Powers (one assist), Brady O’Neil and Boyles (one assist) each contributed two goals.
Flood finished with 13 saves.