SALISBURY, Md. – The fifth ranked Salisbury University women's lacrosse team held off a second-half rally from The College at Brockport to pick up a 13-10 non-conference win on Friday afternoon.
Dana King got the Sea Gulls (6-0) rolling in the first half by scoring the first three goals of the game. Holly Bowers tacked on another by going end-to-end to give Salisbury a 4-0 advantage nearly midway through the first half.
Brockport (0-3) eventually got on the board at the 16:21 mark, but Emily McQuay notched her first marker of the game to push the lead back to four, 5-1. Gabrielle Mongno made it 6-1 on a free position shot before the Golden Eagles found the back of the net for just the second time in the first half.
King ended the first half with two goals in the final 3:15, giving her five in the half. The first came on a free position shot while the second came off a feed from McQuay.
Salisbury outshot Brockport 16-9 in the first half on the way to an 8-2 lead.
The Golden Eagles came storming back in the second half, scoring the first four goals to cut the deficit to two, 8-6. McQuay ended the Brockport run on a nice find from Krissy Murphy, while Courtney Fegan added another on Alissa Talbert's second assist to push the lead to 10-6.
Brockport made another push, scoring three in a row to pull within one, 10-9, with just under 12 minutes remaining. Fegan tallied her second of the day to give the Sea Gulls a two-goal cushion, but Brockport responded once again to make it 11-10 with nine minutes to go.
That was as close as the Golden Eagles would get though as the Salisbury defense stood tall, holding Brockport off the board the rest of the way. Gianna Falcone made six saves and picked up four groundballs to earn the win for the Sea Gulls, while Salisbury forced 19 turnovers in the game.
Salisbury added two insurance goals in the final seven minutes to make the score final, 13-10. Mongno added her second and King tallied her sixth, marking the third time in the past four games she has recorded six goals.
Allie Hynson turned in a solid afternoon as she collected four groundballs, five draw controls, and caused one turnover. With her five draw controls, Hynson moved into third in program history with 127.
Salisbury travels to Bradenton, Florida for spring break, where the Sea Gulls will take on William Smith College on Monday, March 19 at 11 a.m.