King nets five as Sea Gulls cruise to 16-6 win

King nets five as Sea Gulls cruise to 16-6 win

GLASSBORO, N.J. – The Salisbury University women's lacrosse team traveled midweek to New Jersey taking on Rowan University, defeating the Profs 16-6.

Junior midfielder Allison Hynson got the Salisbury offensive machine rolling early when she converted a quick pass from sophomore Lindsey Wagner to open the scoring minutes into the contest. Hynson's goal sparked the Sea Gulls first five goal run of the half.

Dana King, who netted five goals on the afternoon, tallied her first strike of the contest off an unassisted attempt to give the Sea Gulls a two goal cushion just minutes later.

The Sea Gulls also displayed a strong defensive prowess early on, allowing only two shots on goal, causing two turnovers, and scooping up two ground balls in the game's opening 13 minutes before a Rowan tally halted the Sea Gulls 5-0 run.

During the 19th minute, freshman Elaine Draper buried her free position attempt to make the score 7-2, starting Salisbury's second multi-goal run of the game.

King tallied her third marker on the day with just over four minutes left to play in the first half, stretching the lead to 9-2. The Sea Gulls tacked on two more in the final minutes of the first half to head into the locker room with an 11-2 advantage.

At halftime, Salisbury took control of the stat sheet as they outshot the profs 19-9, totaled eight draw controls to Rowan's six, and were perfect on both clear attempts and free position shots, going 8-for-8 and 1-for-1 respectively.

King picked up right where she left off netting her fourth goal of the day just over three minutes into the second half to complete the six goal run for the maroon and gold, stretching the lead to 12-2. She tallied her fifth and final marker of the afternoon with just over 13 minutes left to play, giving the Gulls their largest lead of the day, 11.

After a two goal run by Rowan to cut the lead to 14-5, freshmen Abigail Single and Hannah Clingan tallied back-to-back goals in just over a minute to stretch the lead back to 11, at 16-5.

Overall, King finished the day with five goals on five shots and six total points. She also earned three draw control wins during the contest.

Kristen Murphy finished her day with two goals and two assists for four points while Gabbi Nieves ended the day with three goals.

Goalies Gianna Falcone and Skye Graham combined for eight saves on 18 shots. The non-conference win marks Falcone's third of the season.

As a team, Salisbury outshot the Profs 28-18, scooped up 14 ground balls, won 12 draw controls and were 13-for-15 on clears for the day. The Salisbury defense continued their prowess throughout the game causing 14 Rowan turnovers on the afternoon.

Salisbury returns home on Saturday, March 11, when they play host to Eastern Shore rival Washington College. The game is set to begin at 1 p.m.

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