EWING, N.J. – The No. 1 Salisbury University women's lacrosse team fell on the road, 14-11, to the No. 7 TCNJ Lions in the 2022 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship Quarterfinals on Sunday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Salisbury began the game on a quick two-goal run in the first with goals from Delaney Hill and Emma Skoglund.
- TCNJ responded with its own two-goal goal run after two converted free position shots.
- The Sea Gulls attack pressed on and tallied two more goals by Lily Cavallaro and Camryn Pepper to round out the scoring in the first.
- Both teams jostled for possession to begin the second quarter. TCNJ struck first at the 9:38 mark to cut into the Sea Gulls' lead, 4-3.
- Just over a minute later, Pepper scored and Lydia McNulty converted a free position shot to push the lead to 6-3 with 7:06 left in the first half.
- After TCNJ netted a free position with four minutes left in the second quarter, Pepper dished out two dimes to Leah Vilov and McNulty to extend the Sea Gulls' lead to four, 8-4.
- Wayden Ay scored her second goal of the day for the Lions with 27 seconds left on the clock to send the teams into halftime with a score of 8-5.
- TCNJ tied the game at eight midway through the third quarter after three straight goals to open the second half.
- Skoglund and Hill teamed up to give the Sea Gulls at the 6:22 mark in the third quarter.
- The Lions took the 11-9 lead with a three-goal run to close out the third quarter, including a buzzer-beater by Anna Devlin.
- TCNJ made it five unanswered goals after they netted two goals in the fourth to extend its lead to 13-9 with 7:37 left to play.
- Salisbury stifled the run after Skoglund scored her third goal of the day from Pepper's third assist of the day to make it a 13-10 game.
- The Lions put away one more goal with 1:28 left in the game.
- The Sea Gulls didn't go down without a fight. Lauren Valenti found the back of the net with 1:03 left but the lead was too much for Salisbury to overcome and the game finished with a final score of 14-11.
SALISBURY GAME NOTES
- Camryn Pepper tallied a team-high five points on two goals and three assists.
- Emma Skoglund tallied four points on three goals and an assist.
- Lydia McNulty scored two goals.
- Meridith Price dished out two assists.
- Delaney Hill finished with one goal and one assist.
- Caroline McKenna collected five draw controls, two ground balls and caused four turnovers.
- Leah Vilov collected five ground balls and caused two turnovers.
- Mary Claire Hisle tallied seven saves in goal.
TCNJ GAME NOTES
- The Lions were 8-for-11 on free-position shots.
- Jennifer LaRocca tallied five points on three goals and two assists.
- Anna Wright scored three goals and dished out an assist.
- Anna Devlin scored three goals.
- Wayden Ay and Ally Tobler scored two goals each.
- Julia Charest earned the win in goal and tallied eight saves.
- Salisbury finished the 2022 season with a 17-3 overall record and champions of the Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference.
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, 189 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.