DOVER, Del. – The No. 2-ranked Salisbury University field hockey team wrapped up its regular season in winning fashion, defeating Capital Athletic Conference opponent Wesley College 7-0 on the road on Wednesday evening.
Salisbury (14-1, 6-0 CAC) wasted no time in the first 35 minutes, netting six of its season-high seven goals in the first half alone. Senior midfielder Abbey Shobe got things going for the Gulls in the 12th minute, and added a second goal to her stat sheet just over 10 minutes later. Salisbury also saw first-half goals scored by junior forward Natalie Wilkinson, senior back Annah Brittingham, and sophomore forwards Catherine Sweeney and Kristen Yingling.
The comfortable cushion enabled Head Coach Dawn Chamberlin to give sophomore goalkeeper Eliza Pauk the full second half in the cage, and Pauk came through, turning away the only Wesley (5-15, 1-5 CAC) shot of the day.
The final Sea Gull score came off the stick of freshman forward Kara Siegel in the 58th minute; it was her first career goal and put the exclamation point on the victory.
Salisbury has now outscored its opponents an impressive 66-10 and earned eight shutout victories this season.
With the win, the Sea Gulls have gone a perfect 6-0 in conference play and receive a first-round bye in the CAC tournament. Salisbury will square off in a semifinal game Wednesday, November 2; game time and opponent have yet to be determined. The Sea Gulls will face the winner of Sunday's first round contest between fourth-seeded York College of Pennsylvania and fifth-seeded St. Mary's College of Maryland. Check www.suseagulls.com for details as they become available.