VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: Women's lacrosse tops Tufts, 14-11 in NCAA semifinal
The number seven Salisbury University women’s lacrosse team advanced to the national championship game, topping number 4 Tufts University, 14-11, on Saturday afternoon at Randolph-Macon College. Salisbury scored three times in the first five minutes of the game, with tallies by Gabby Mongno, Gianna Demato, and Courtney Fegan to open up a 3-1 lead. Alexis Strobel assisted on the first two goals, starting a six-point day. Strobel finished with five assists – one shy of her career high. Late goals in the first half by Emma Skoglund and Lydia McNulty pushed the lead to 8-5, the largest lead for either team to that point, as the Sea Gulls led 8-6 at the break. Skoglund finished with a team-high four goals in the game. The Salisbury lead hit five goals three times in the second half, as the Salisbury defense, paced by Skye Graham’s six saves, protected the lead through the final minutes. Salisbury will take on third-ranked Middlebury College on Sunday, beginning at 2 p.m. It will be the 10th meeting between the two programs, as the Sea Gulls look for their fourth national championship in program history.