No. 1 Women’s Lacrosse overwhelms No. 13 St. John Fisher, 15-7

No. 1 Women’s Lacrosse overwhelms No. 13 St. John Fisher, 15-7

SALISBURY, Md. – Buoyed by a seven-point performance from Lydia McNulty, the top-ranked Salisbury University women's lacrosse team cruised to a 15-7 win over the 13th-ranked St. John Fisher Cardinals on Friday night under the lights in Sea Gull Stadium.

BOX SCORE

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Two minutes into the game, Lydia McNulty struck first for Salisbury after converting on a free-position shot.
  • On the next Sea Gull possession, Emma Skoglund beat her defender on the crease and found the back of the net to give Salisbury a 2-0 with 12:03 left in the first.
  • Bianca Giacona scored the first goal for St. John Fisher just 30 seconds later.
  • Erin Scannell scored her first goal of the day after she dodged two Cardinals defenders and beat the goalie one-on-one to make it 3-1.
  • After a Cardinals goal by Brittany Halpin, McNulty scored her second of the day on another free-position shot to make it 4-2 with just under six minutes to play in the first.
  • Halpin rounded out the scoring in the first after a nifty shot slipped past the keeper to make it 4-3 after one.
  • After a few good defensive stands by both teams, Halpin scored her third goal of the day for Fisher at the 11:24 mark in the second quarter to tie the game at four.
  • Lily Cavallaro got on the board for Salisbury on its next possession after McNulty found her cutting in front of the goal. Cavallaro's goal sparked a 6-0 run to round out the second quarter to give Salisbury the 10-4 lead.
  • Coming out of halftime, Salisbury tacked on two more goals from Cavallaro and Scannell to push the run to 8-0 and extend the lead to 12-4 in the 35th minute.
  • Sydney Carpenter stifled the run with a goal at the 8:26 mark of the third quarter to make it 12-5.
  • The Sea Gulls answered with a 3-0 run with goals from Hill, Cavallaro and Camryn Pepper to finish the quarter and give Salisbury it's largest lead of the day, 15-5.
  • Kathleen Salanger and Carpenter scored two more goals for Fisher, but the lead was too much to overcome and the Sea Gulls cruised to the 15-7 win.

SALISBURY GAME NOTES

  • Lydia McNulty tallied a season-high seven points on five goals and two assists.
  • Erin Scannell and Lily Cavallaro both scored three goals. Scannell added three ground balls to her line while Cavallaro caused one turnover.
  • Delaney Hill added three points from two goals and an assist.
  • Camryn Pepper scored a goal and had one assist.
  • Elizabeth Hesen scooped up a game-high four ground balls and caused a turnover.
  • Caroline McKenna grabbed two ground balls, five draw controls and caused a turnover.
  • Mary Claire Hisle earned the win in goal and recorded seven saves on 14 shots faced.
  • Salisbury outshot Fisher 29-18.

FISHER GAME NOTES

  • Brittany Halpin scored a team-high three goals.
  • Sydney Carpenter scored two goals on three shots.
  • Lily Goodsell recorded eight saves on 23 shots faced.
  • Hannah King caused a game-high three turnovers.

UP NEXT

  • Salisbury will finish its three-game homestand when they host the No. 21 Cortland Red Dragons on Saturday, March 19.
  • The contest is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. at Sea Gull Stadium in Salisbury.

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.

To learn more about the tradition of excellence with Sea Gull Athletics, visit www.SUSeaGulls.com or on social media @SUSeaGulls.