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.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- 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.
SALISBURY GAME NOTES
- 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.
WASHINGTON & LEE GAME NOTES
- 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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