WLAX takes down Marymount behind Wallenhorst seven points

DSC_0404Megan Findle photo

Freshman Attack Gabrielle Mongo looks for a teammate to pass to.

BY MARK DAVIS

Staff Writer

The No. 4 Salisbury Sea Gulls women’s lacrosse team snatched a dominating victory over the Marymount Saints, 15-3 on Wednesday afternoon.

After a couple early turnovers by the Saints, junior attack Ariana Maxwell would go on to score her 12th goal of the season to give the Gulls the early lead.

Shortly after, sophomore attack Emma Wall got an assist from senior attack Megan Wallenhorst to put the team up two scores 10 minutes into the first half.

Marymount finally got on the board after the Gulls committed four fouls leading to a free position and goal by Saints’ freshman Jessica Crew.

Maxwell would answer back with her second goal of the day from a free position shot. As the first half went on the fouls began to stir from both teams.

The Saints would score again late in the half but it was the Sea Gulls Nieves who would score the final goal at the end of the first period, sending Salisbury into halftime with a 4-2 lead.

The Sea Gulls finished the half with 15 fouls.

“We had a slow start, we didn’t execute as well as we could have,” Sea Gulls’ head coach Jim Nestor said.

To start the second half, the Sea Gulls scored from a Wallenhorst assist to sophomore forward Dana King to put the momentum back on their side.

Salisbury started the half on a 4-0 run, holding Marymount scoreless until halfway through the second.

The women finished strong with another 7 goals, including two goals and five assists from Wallenhorst.

Maxwell finished the day leading all scorers with 4 goals, helping her reach 15 goals on the season.

“We worked well in the middle, cutting off each other,” Maxwell said.

Defensively, the Sea Gulls held the Saints to 12 total shots with five saves. Salisbury had a total of 30 fouls in the game, the most fouls the team has committed all year, but they were still able to claim the victory

“We did good on our doubles, sometimes there were some open cutters, but we were just trying to be really aggressive which I think was good because we caused a lot of turnovers,” sophomore goalie Gianna Falcone said. “Once we got our momentum going we were unstoppable, we may have come out a little bit slow but as soon as everyone started doing their job and we were able to work together we got the job done.”

Salisbury remains undefeated in the conference and extend their winning streak to six. They will have another tough matchup when they face Frostburg State on Saturday for Senior Day. The game is set to start at 12 p.m.

 

 

 

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