Bollhorst, Nemecek have career games in 14-1 win over Messiah

Bollhorst, Nemecek have career games in 14-1 win over Messiah

SALISBURY, Md. – The No. 2 Salisbury University women's lacrosse team passed another top-20 test, with a 14-1 win over No. 14 Messiah College, Friday night at Sea Gull Stadium.

Senior Katie Bollhorst had a career night, with eight points, tying career-bests in both points and assists. The Severna Park, Md., native had two goals and six helpers. Bollhorst had a dominant first half, scoring two goals and handing out five assists in the first 30 minutes. With her output this evening, Bollhorst moves up to No. 3 on the program's all-time points scored list.

Salisbury (10-0, 2-0 CAC) was in control of the contest throughout, with Bollhorst getting the Sea Gulls on the board just 40 seconds into the game. Classmate Kara Koolage added to the Salisbury lead 2:06 later, with Bollhorst netting her second goal of the game just 68 seconds later.

The Sea Gulls outshot Messiah (5-5) 17-5 in the first half, with a 24-13 advantage in the game. Salisbury held an edge in every category on the statsheet except for draw controls, with each team gathering eight.

Junior Shelby Nemecek netted four goals in the contest, moving up the team leaderboard to third-most goals scored so far this year. The quartet of goals matches of career-high for the Marriottsville, Md., native, and this is the fourth time she has netted four in a contest.

Junior Ashton Wheatley stopped six Falcon shots in 55:37 of play, picking up the win between the pipes. Sophomore Alyssa Harmke finished the game in net for the Sea Gulls.  

Senior Maggie Roundy netted two goals in the game for the Sea Gulls.

Salisbury has a quick turnaround, back in action tomorrow, April 6, hosting Capital Athletic Conference foe St. Mary's College of Maryland. The Sea Gulls come into that contest with 67-consecutive regular season conference wins, needing one more to tie the all-time Division III record, currently held by the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. The contest against St. Mary's is scheduled for 4 p.m., at Sea Gull Stadium.

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