April 9, 2013

SU rewrites record book with 21-2 win over Wesley

DOVER, Del. – The No. 2 Salisbury University women's lacrosse team cemented its place in history this afternoon with a 21-2 win over Wesley College, passing the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in the record book for all-time consecutive conference wins in regular season play. It has been a decade of dominance for the Sea Gulls in conference play, with Salisbury now having won 69-consecutive regular season conference games.

Even with a different-than-normal starting lineup, the Sea Gulls jumped out to a fast start, with sophomore Hayden Hutzell scoring just 1:08 into the contest. Classmate Kate Haker followed with a goal 22 seconds later, the first of her career-high five goals. Senior Maggie Roundy scored the first of her five tallies, matching a career-high.

After a goal by Wesley (5-8, 0-5 CAC), both Roundy and Haker scored again, pushing the score to 5-1. Following the Wolverines' second and final goal of the afternoon, the Sea Gulls finished the half on a 4-0 run.

Salisbury (12-0, 4-0 CAC) dominated the statsheet, outshooting the Wolverines 42-7 in the contest. The Sea Gulls held a 22-8 advantage in ground balls and won 12 more draw controls.

The second half was all Salisbury, with the Sea Gulls scoring 12 goals in the final 30 minutes. In the second half, freshman Katelin Talbert scored the first two goals of her Salisbury career.

Sophomore Alyssa Harmke got the start in net for the Gulls, stopping two shots to pick up the first win of her career. Harmke played the first 39:12 of the contest, with freshman Chelsea Weinstein finishing the contest in goal for the Sea Gulls.

Roundy set a new career-high in points in a game, while Haker matched her previous high – both players had six points in the contest.

The last time the Sea Gulls dropped a regular season contest was April 10, 2002, at the University of Mary Washington. Nine days later, Salisbury lost again to Mary Washington, this time in the CAC semifinals, and that was the last time the Sea Gulls have lost any CAC contest.

Next up for Salisbury is a top-10 showdown, as The College of New Jersey will travel to the Eastern Shore this Saturday, April 13. That game is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m., at Sea Gull Stadium.

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