VIDEO: Women's Lacrosse NCAA Quarterfinals vs. Trinity
The No. 2 Salisbury University women’s lacrosse team earned a thrilling 9-8 victory over No. 11 Trinity College in the regional finals on Sunday afternoon to advance to the NCAA semifinals next weekend in Salem, Virginia. The Sea Gulls jumped out to a 5-0 start midway through the first half behind goals from five different players. Dana King got the scoring started just under a minute and half into the game on this unassisted marker. Allie Hynson then tallied her first goal of the game on this feed from Emily McQuay. Hynson later made it 6-2 on this find from King. After the Bantams got one back, the Sea Gulls took a 6-3 lead into halftime. After Trinity pulled within 6-4, Taylor Poore put Salisbury back up three with an unassisted goal. Three straight goals from the Bantams evened the score at seven, but King tallied her second goal of the day as she took a handoff from Krissy Murphy to give the Sea Gulls a brief 8-7 lead with 9:30 remaining. Trinity tied the game 8-8 with 4:05 remaining, but it was Hynson with 11 seconds on the clock that provided the heroics and sent the Sea Gulls to the final four. After Salisbury took a timeout with 31 seconds to go, Murphy recorded her second assist of the afternoon, finding Hynson across the middle, who put the finishing touch on the victory. With the win, Salisbury advances to the national semifinals, where it will face Gettysburg College on Saturday, May 26. The Sea Gulls and Bullets will face off at Kerr Stadium at a time to be determined early this week.