Fredricksburg, Va. – The Salisbury University women's lacrosse team traveled on the road this Saturday taking on Capital Athletic Conference foe the University of Mary Washington, defeating the Eagles 9-7.
It took ten minutes for the Gulls (5-2, 2-0 CAC) offensive unit to get on the board as junior midfielder Allison Hynson capitalized off a pass from sophomore Alissa Talbert to level the score at one a piece.
Salisbury continued their offensive efforts, notching their first of two four goal runs on the day as Dana King, Gabbi Nieves and Gabrielle Mongno all tallied markers for the Sea Gulls before heading into the break with a 4-2 advantage.
At the half, Salisbury outshot the Eagles (5-3, 0-1 CAC) 14-9 with Gianna Falcone earning four saves in the first 30 minutes of play. The Sea Gull defensive unit made its presence known in the first as they scooped up eight ground balls, held Mary Washington to only nine shots, earned five draw controls, and were perfect on clears going 4-for-4.
The first six minutes of second half began with two unanswered goals as the Eagles leveled the scores at four each.
Salisbury quickly responded with a Kristen Murphy strike that sparked the Sea Gulls second four goal run of the day, bringing the score to 8-4.
The remaining 15 minutes of play saw Paige Haskins and the Eagles's notch a three goal run themselves to bring the score within one with ten minutes left in the game.
With time winding down, Mongno tallied her second goal of the day off a threaded pass from Nieves to give the Gulls a two goal lead and the eventual win sending Salisbury home with a 2-0 mark in conference play.
The Sea Gulls ended the contest outshooting Mary Washington 26-15, with Falcone earning the win and collecting five saves on the afternoon.
Kieran Kelleher, Margaret Lenz, Kacy Koolage and Kayla Miller displayed another strong showing down the stretch as the Sea Gull defense scooped up 20 ground balls, caused nine turnovers and were perfect on defensive clears, going 12-for-12 on the day.
The Sea Gulls are back in action Tuesday, March 21, as they head on the road for a neutral site contest against Colby College. Game time is set for 2 p.m.