Jantzen records hat trick as SU soars past Eagles, 11-0, en route to invitational championship game

SALISBURY, Md. – Freshmen Courtney Jantzen led the No. 4 Salisbury University field hockey team with three goals in the 11-0 defeat of Husson University Saturday afternoon in the first game of the Salisbury University Field Hockey Invitational.

Salisbury junior Mallory Elliott started the scoring rampage for the Sea Gulls (4-0) in the first minute and a half of the contest, collecting a centering pass from senior Erica Henderson and one timing it in the goal for her first of the season.

Husson (2-2) held the maroon and gold scoreless for the next 10 minutes until senior Kristina Fusco converted on a penalty stroke. The Sea Gulls would score four additional goals in the first half; freshmen Samantha Johnson and Jantzen, along with junior Bernice Jere, each scored their first goal as a Sea Gull to help push Salisbury to a 6-0 lead going into the second half.

The second half was more of the same as Salisbury dominated the ball offensively, putting in five more goals past Husson keepers Maicee Gustin (20 saves) and Chelsea Kondratowicz (four saves).

Salisbury dominated statistically in all aspects, taking 60 shots to the Eagles' two and holding the advantage in corners 11-2.

SU sophomore goalie Rachel Clewer earned the win in the cage with one save in the first half while sophomore keeper Cassie Kinney started the second half but saw little action on her side of the field.

To end the game, the Sea Gulls had seven different goal scores and four additional teammates earning assists in the contest.

Salisbury will now await the winner of the Wilkes University and Washington (Md.) College game to see who they will challenge in the championship game on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 1:30 p.m.

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