No. 1 Women’s Lacrosse outlasts No. 3 Washington & Lee, 7-6

No. 1 Women’s Lacrosse outlasts No. 3 Washington & Lee, 7-6

SALISBURY, Md. – The top-ranked Salisbury University women's lacrosse team outlasted the third-ranked Washington & Lee Generals, 7=6. In a defensive battle on Saturday in the Sea Gulls' home opener.



  • Washington & Lee got started quickly with a pair of goals by Katherine Faria and Hanna Bishop, less than two minutes into the game.
  • Salisbury responded with a three-goal run to close out the quarter. Erin Scannell found the back of the net at the 6:36 mark in the first, followed by an Emma Skoglund behind-the-back shot that knotted the game at two. With a minute left in the first, Lily Cavallaro found a cutting Mary Hanzsche, who ripped a shot that gave the Sea Gulls the 3-2 after the first quarter.
  • Jenny Lisovicz found Bishop early in the second quarter, who beat the goalie one-on-one to tie the game at three in the 19th minute of the game.
  • McKenna Edmondson gave the Generals the 4-3 lead in the 27th minute on an unassisted tally.
  • With time running out in the second quarter, Camryn Pepper dropped a dime to Scannell in front of the goal, who proceeded to tie the game again at four with just under 30 seconds left before halftime.
  • The third quarter was a defensive battle that slowed down the scoring. However, Scannell completed her hat trick for Salisbury at the 4:46 mark of the third with a free position goal that put the Sea Gulls ahead by one, 5-4.
  • Cavallaro extended Salisbury's lead to two, 6-4, three minutes into the fourth quarter after Scannell passed the ball inside, which allowed Cavallaro to beat the goalie.
  • The Generals quickly tied the game at six after back-to-back free-position goals by Julia Thomson with just under 10 minutes in regulation.
  • The Scannell-Cavallaro combo proved to be the final nail in the coffin for Washington & Lee when Scannell found Cavallaro inside again, who proceeded to net the eventual game-winning goal with nine minutes left in the game.
  • The Generals had a few more possessions to try to get back into it. However, the Sea Gull defense shut down the Generals offense for the final nine minutes to seal the home win.


  • Erin Scannell led the offense with a game-high five points from three goals and two assists. Scannell has now recorded a hat trick in all three games this season.
  • Lily Cavallaro was right behind Scannell with four points from two goals and two assists, including the game-winner in the fourth quarter with nine minutes in regulation.
  • Emma Skoglund and Mary Hanszche each added a goal for Salisbury.
  • Caroline McKenna scooped up a team-high four ground balls and a game-high four draw controls.
  • Mary Claire Hisle improved to 3-0 on the season after she recorded seven saves on 13 shots faced for a 53.8 save percentage.
  • The Sea Gulls outshot the Generals, 21-18.


  • Julia Thomson and Hanna Bishop each scored twice.
  • Jenny Lisovicz had the lone assist for the Generals.
  • Caroline Kranich recorded four saves in goal.


  • Salisbury will host the Rowan Profs on Tuesday, March 1.
  • The game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. in Sea Gull Stadium.

Salisbury University is a proud member of NCAA Division III with primary membership in the Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference, along with the New Jersey Athletic Conference for football and the Metropolitan Swimming and Diving Conference for men's and women's swimming. With over 500 student-athletes in 21 varsity sports, SU is recognized as one of the most competitive intercollegiate athletics programs regardless of division, and dedicated coaches and staff that foster excellence on-and-off the field. The Sea Gulls have celebrated 22 team national championships, 24 individual national champions, 186 conference championships and 41 Academic All-Americans.

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