SALISBURY, Md. – The CAC No. 2 seeded Salisbury University women's lacrosse team will take on the CAC No. 3 University of Mary Washington in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament second round on Saturday, April 22 at 1 p.m.
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How we got here
The No. 13 Sea Gulls enter the tournament with a CAC record of 7-1, only falling to the Spartans from York College of Pennsylvannia 10-6, on April 12. In the heavy-weight conference bout York (Pa.) outshot the Sea Gulls 21-10 and dominated the center circle, picking up 13 of 18 draw controls while adding five caused turnovers. Salisbury sits second in the conference in scoring with 113 goals and assists with 63, only behind York (Pa.) with 119 goals. Defensively the Gulls lead the CAC in groundballs with 75 and on clears, going 86-95.
How they got here
Mary Washington dropped its CAC opener, 9-7, to then 11th seeded Salisbury. The Eagles were held to just 15 shots and collected 12 saves on the afternoon. Three weeks later, Mary Washington traveled to York, Pennsylvannia to take on the Spartans but fell 10-6 in a hard fought battle. The Spartans contained the Eagle offense allowing only 13 shots, caused 16 turnovers, while Hanna Ashby tallied 10 saves keeping Mary Washington alive.
Last time we met
The No. 13 Sea Gulls defeated the No. 14 seeded Eagles of Mary Washington in their first meeting back on March 18, 9-7 at the Battleground Complex. Senior midfielder Gabbi Nieves led the Gulls' offensive charge notching two goals and an assist while sophomore attacker Gabrielle Mongno also collected a pair of tallies in the contest. Fellow classmate Lindsey Wagner collected a goal and four assists on the day to help Salisbury soar past the Eagles.
Scouting the Eagles
In 18 games this season the Eagles have posted 93 goals and 45 assists. As a team they have scooped up 317 groundballs, won 146 draw controls, and caused 112 turnovers. Sophomore attacker Mackenzie Maguire leads the Eagle offensive unit with 41 goals and 20 assists.
Should Salisbury win it would advance to the third round to be played on Saturday, April 29. The Sea Gulls would play the winner of CAC No. 1 York (Pa.) vs. CAC No. 5 Christopher Newport, game time is to be determined. Should Mary Washington win, they would also play the winner of the CAC No. 1 York (Pa.) vs. CAC No. 5 Christopher Newport game.