The Seagulls outscored the Shorewomen in both halves to give the Shorewomen their second loss of the season
By Austin Allen
Elm Staff Writer
Seventh-ranked Salisbury scored five of the first six goals en route to a 16-7 win over host Washington College in a non-conference women’s lacrosse game played on Saturday, March 7, on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium.
To start off, Salisbury jumped out quick to a 3-0 lead with a little over 18 minutes left in the opening half on an unassisted goal from Emma Skoglund. Sophomore Colleen Keefe put the Shorewomen on the board 42 seconds later, scoring off an assist from senior, Lauren Brenner to cut the lead to 3-1.
Brenner said, “We knew what we had to do as a unit, we had to come together and play hard on every possession.”
Salisbury would get unassisted goals from Lily Cavallaro and Lydia McNulty to then extend the lead to 5-1 on the Shorewomen. This run by the Sea Gulls came quick and seemed to put the pressure on the Shorewomen.
Then, sophomore Olivia Miller finished off an assist from freshman Hannah Lee to cut the lead to 5-2 with 11:10 to play in the half.
Junior Cat Keirn said, “We knew we had to close the gap, and that’s exactly what our focus and goal was.”
McNulty and Skoglund would again score goals for the Sea Gulls to push the lead to 7-2 with a little under 8 eight minutes on the clock, before Lee would score her first career goal off of an assist by senior Aubrey Robinson to slice the lead to 7-3 with 6:05 remaining.
Robinson said, “We just wanted to compete for each possession and make it hard for Salisbury. I’m proud of how we fought and didn’t give up.”
A pair of goals from Erin Scannell, the last coming with 10.2 seconds to go in the opening half off an assist from Gianna DeMato, gave the Seagulls a 9-3 lead at the halftime break. Both the Shorewomen and the Seagulls went back and forth for the first six goals of the second half as a free position goal from Keefe made the score 12-6 in favor of the Seagulls with a little over 18 minutes to play.
Lee said, “It was an amazing feeling to score my first career goal and to help my team in a way is always huge for me.”
The Sea gulls then scored the next three goals to open up their largest lead of the game at 15-6 with 9:33 to go on a goal from DeMato. Keefe and McNulty would trade score the last two goals of the game to set the final margin.
Keefe was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player of The Game on the webcast of the game for the first time in her career.