Salisbury overcomes early deficit to defeat No. 14 Catholic

Salisbury overcomes early deficit to defeat No. 14 Catholic

SALISBURY, Md. – The No. 9 Salisbury University women's lacrosse team overcame an early four-goal deficit to down No. 14 The Catholic University of America 13-9 in the home opener on Saturday afternoon.

Catholic (0-1) scored the first three goals of the game in the opening 5:07 before Courtney Fegan got the Sea Gulls on the board with her second goal of the season. The Cardinals responded with two goals, taking a 5-1 advantage midway through the first half.

Salisbury (2-0) regrouped after a timeout and scored the final seven goals of the half, all coming from different players, to take an 8-5 lead at the break. The Sea Gull defense held Catholic to just two shots in the final 17 minutes of the first half to hold the Cardinals off the scoreboard.

Taylor Poore scored her second goal of the day to open the scoring in the second half just over 12 minutes in, capping the 8-0 Salisbury run to push the lead to 9-5.

Catholic was able to pull within three goals, but could not get any closer as Lindsey Wagner tallied the final two goals for Salisbury to secure the 13-9 victory. Wagner had a team-high three goals on the day, while scooping up two groundballs.

Senior Gianna Falcone made seven saves in net for the Sea Gulls to go along with a team-high seven groundballs. As a team, Salisbury forced 19 turnovers and was 22-of-23 on clears. The maroon and gold outshot Catholic 32-22 in the game.

Salisbury hosts No. 3 Washington and Lee University for a nonconference game on Saturday, March 3 at 1 p.m.

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