LANCASTER, Pa. - The No. 2 Salisbury University women's lacrosse team picked up another win against a top-10 team at Tylus Field with a 13-7 win over No. 8 Franklin & Marshall College on Sunday afternoon. This was the second trip this season to Lancaster for the Sea Gulls, who defeated No. 3 State University of New York at Cortland by the same score on March 13.
Again leading the charge for Salisbury (7-0) was senior Lauren Feusahrens, who netted a game-high five goals. The Solomons, Md., native leads the Sea Gulls with 25 goals and is second on the squad with 30 points this season.
Franklin & Marshall (5-2) jumped out to an early lead, with a goal from Emily Everdell just 48 seconds into the contest. Junior Shannon Carta netted her 12th goal of the season to tie the score with 24:45 remaining in the first half. After trading goals over the next six minutes, the Sea Gulls took their first lead of the day off a free-position goal by sophomore Kate Haker with 16:26 left in the first half.
It would be the last time the scoreboard was even.
Following Haker's goal, Feusahrens netted her second of the game and sophomore Bethany Baer scored, both on free-position shots, with Feusahrens scoring again for a 4-0 run over a 10-minute stretch.
Following an F&M goal to stop the scoring run, the Sea Gulls went on a 5-0 spurt that was bridged by halftime to put the game away. Goals during that run came from Feusahrens, Katie Bollhorst, Maggie Roundy and freshman Samantha Duranti, with Feusahrens scoring twice to open the second half for an 11-3 lead.
Salisbury outshot the Diplomats 29-19 in the contest, including a 17-6 shot advantage in the first half. The Sea Gulls forced 18 Diplomat turnovers, with Baer causing a game-high three. The Diplomats held a 16-6 advantage in draw control wins but were unable to capitalize on the possession advantage.
Junior Ashton Wheatley turned in another stellar performance, turning away seven Diplomat shots.
Bollhorst finished with four points, on a goal and three helpers.
Duranti finished with a hat trick in the contest for the Sea Gulls.
The Sea Gulls return to Sea Gull Stadium to open their conference schedule, hosting No. 20 University of Mary Washington this Saturday, March 30. That contest is set to begin at 12 p.m.