SALISBURY, Md.- In its 2021 home opener, the No. 7 Salisbury University women's lacrosse team cruised to a 13-6 victory over the Washington Shorewomen on Saturday to extend its season-opening win streak to three games.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Salisbury quickly got the scoring started with a seven-goal explosion with goals coming from Julie Talbert, Alexis Strobel Lydia McNulty, Delaney Hill, Lily Cavallaro, Erin Scannell and Leah Vilov.
- Washington answered the SU run with back-to-back goals from Molly Sharpe and Ashley Devlin to shrink the Salisbury lead, 7-2.
- Salisbury and Washington exchanged a pair of goals starting with a Talbert tally from a Strobel pass.
- Less than a minute later, Sydney Allender would score her first goal of the day for the Shorewomen from a Morgan Sutherland pass to cut the lead, 8-3.
- McNulty would answer the Allender goal with her second of the game to extend the Sea Gull lead with 7:51 remaining in the first.
- Washington ended the half with its fourth goal of the game coming from Colleen Keefe to make the score 9-4 going into halftime.
- Five minutes into the second half, Washington found the back of the net first with another goal from Keefe
- Salisbury answered back four minutes later as Talbert completed the hat trick to extend the lead by five, 10-5.
- Riley Hartman scored on a man-up free position opportunity to extend the Sea Gull lead, 11-5.
- Scannell and Talbert scored the final two goals for the Sea Gulls scoring to help secure the Sea Gull victory with 5:47 left in the game.
- Washington's Olivia Miller scored the final goal of the game from a Sutherland pass to make the final score 13-6 in favor of Salisbury.
SALISBURY GAME NOTES
- Alexis Strobel paced the team with a goal and seven assists.
- Julie Talbert scored a game-high four goals to match her career-best.
- Erin Scannell secured a team-high five draw controls
- Carrie Hesen and Lauren Valenti both picked up a team-high three ground balls
- Mary Claire Hisle recorded seven saves in net
- The Sea Gulls earned the edge in ground balls, 16-9
WASHINGTON COLLEGE GAME NOTES
- Colleen Keefe scored a team-high two goals
- Abby Laubach and Anna Bennett both corralled four draw controls
- Catherine Keirn led the team with two ground balls
- Sydney Wingate recorded five saves for the Shorewomen
- Washington College won the battle in the draw circle, 12-9
- Salisbury will return home Saturday, March 13 to open up Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference play against St. Mary's (Md.)
- The game is set to begin at 1 p.m.