SALISBURY, Md. – The second-seeded Salisbury University women's lacrosse team will travel to take on the top-seeded York College of Pennsylvania in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament championship game on Saturday, April 29 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 in the regular season, 10-6, on April 12. Salisbury sits second in the conference in scoring with 113 goals, only behind York which has scored 119 time, and second in assists with 63. Defensively, the Gulls lead the CAC in groundballs with 75 and on clears, going 86-for-95.
How they got here
The Spartans remained perfect this year in the CAC, after defeating Salisbury 10-6 and snapping the Sea Gulls 101-game CAC regular-season winning streak that dates back to 2003. York continues its impressive season run by notching 119 goals and 63 assists in the conference. The Spartan defensive line comes into the championship with a daunting 117 draw controls, scooping up 79 ground balls and a goals against average of 5.38 in the conference.
Last time we met
The No. 13 Sea Gulls fell to the then-No. 7 Spartans in the last regular season conference meeting 10-6 at Kinsley Field. The Spartans outshot the Sea Gulls 21-10 and picked up 13 of 18 draw controls. Salisbury's unior keeper Gianna Falcone kept the Gulls alive in the contest, picking up six saves in the contest.
Scouting the Spartans
In 16 games this season the Spartans have posted 201 goals and 97 assists. As a team they have scooped up 199 groundballs, won 211 draw controls, and caused 117 turnovers. Freshman attacker Meghan Fox leads the Spartan offensive unit with 35 goals and 11 assists.
The winner of the contest automatically advances to the NCAA tournament set to begin on Saturday, May 13 with the opponent, time and location to be determined. The game's runner up will hope to get an at-large selection into the tournament, as the field will be announced on Sunday, May 7.