HOBOKEN, N.J. – The top-ranked Salisbury University women's lacrosse team began its national tournament journey with a 15-4 win over the hosts, Stevens, in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament on Sunday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Stevens struck first at the 8:52 mark of the first quarter on a free position shot.
- Salisbury responded with a four-goal run, highlighted by two goals from Camryn Pepper to close out the first quarter.
- After another Stevens goal early in the second, Emma Skoglund converted a free position shot for the Sea Gulls with just over 10 minutes left in the first half to make it 5-2.
- Lydia McNulty added a score in the waning minutes of the second quarter to extend the lead to 6-2 going into halftime.
- The Sea Gulls opened the second half on another four-goal run. Lily Cavallaro, Maggie Sanders, McNulty and Skoglund all scored, with Pepper assisting on the McNulty and Skoglund goals.
- Both teams scored two more times in the quarter to make it 12-4 heading into the final period.
- The Sea Gulls tacked on three more goals in the fourth to extend its lead. That would be all Salisbury needed as the defense shut out the Ducks in the quarter to give the game its final score of 15-4.
SALISBURY GAME NOTES
- Emma Skoglund and Lydia McNulty each scored three goals and tallied an assist.
- Camryn Pepper scored twice and dished out two assists.
- Mary Hanzsche and Lily Cavallaro each scored two goals.
- Erin Scannell and Maggie Sanders each scored a goal and had an assist.
- Caroline McKenna caused a game-high four turnovers, collected a game-high six draw controls and added a ground ball.
- Mary Claire Hisle earned the win in goal and tallied two saves.
STEVENS GAME NOTES
- Four different players scored for the Ducks.
- Morgan Westerby collected a team-high four draw controls.
- Lauren Cunniff tallied 14 saves in goal.
- Salisbury will faceoff with Kenyon College on Saturday, May 21, in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Time and venue are TBD.
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, 188 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.