SALISBURY, Md. – The No. 13 Salisbury University women's lacrosse team hosted fellow Capital Athletic Conference foe Wesley College Wednesday night, defeating the Wolverines 18-2.
It took just under 15 seconds for the Sea Gulls offensive unit to make their mark on the contest as junior attacker Dana King tallied her first of three goals in the contest off a Krissy Murphy assist to open the score line.
A minute later King followed up with her second goal of the contest before continuing her offensive barrage and assisting Gabbi Nieves, Alissa Talbert and Hannah Young on the next three Sea Gull goals, tallying five points in the game's opening ten minutes to bring the score to 5-0.
Sophomore attacker Courtney Fegan tallied her first goal of the season for the maroon and gold after she buried a pass from Young to bring increase the Gull lead to six with just under 15 minutes left in the half.
With time winding down in the first, Fegan tallied her second of the contest after scooping up a ground ball just outside the crease and firing her shot home to send Salisbury into the half up 11-2.
At the half, the Gulls outshot the Wolverines 15-6, were 13-for-14 on draw controls and were perfect on clears for the half going 5-for-5. Freshman keeper Skye Graham recorded three saves in the opening 30, as Shirmer collected two for her efforts.
Salisbury continued their offensive prowess into the second half as freshman Gianna Demato tallied her second of three goals on the day after collecting a pass from classmate Lucy Sullivan and slotting her shot past Shirmer, increasing the Gulls' lead to 13-2.
The rest of the half saw five different members of the maroon and gold tally markers to make the score final at 18-2.
At the end of regulation Salisbury continued its first half dominance into the second as they finished the day outshooting Wesley 28-7, scooping up 15 ground balls, causing 15 turnovers, earning 17 draw controls, and were perfect on defensive clears going 8-for-8.
The Gulls return to action this Saturday, April 1, as they host CAC rival St. Mary's College of Md. for their fifth annual Pink Game. The game is set for 1 p.m.