SALISBURY, Md. – Fifth-ranked Salisbury allowed just three goals on its way to defeating No. 13 Washington and Lee, 19-3, in women's lacrosse on Saturday afternoon at Sea Gull Stadium.
Salisbury (4-0) began the contest with two quick goals within the first 1:15, holding W&L (3-2) scoreless until sophomore attacker Katie Hagen (West Chester, Pa./Notre Dame) put the Generals on the board on a free position shot with 25:03 left in the half. The Sea Gulls then netted two more goals by the 21:08 mark to pull ahead by three goals (4-1), prompting a W&L timeout.
Junior attacker Katie Bollhorst continued the scoring streak for Salisbury with two consecutive tallies less than a minute apart, bringing the score to 6-1 at 15:35. The Sea Gulls finished the first half with three more goals, going into the break with an eight-goal lead (9-1).
Senior midfielder Allie Wheatley increased the Salisbury advantage to nine goals early in the second period (10-1), but first-year attacker Julia Van Sant (Chevy Chase, Md./Taft School) answered with a free position goal at the 27:51 mark to pull the Generals back to within eight (10-2).
W&L could not complete a comeback as the Sea Gulls recorded nine more goals in the half and breezed past the Generals in a rematch of last season's NCAA Tournament second round contest.
Senior Jennifer Linder (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) and first-year Cara Mulligan (Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge) split time in the cage for W&L. Linder registered three saves with nine goals against and Mulligan tallied three saves and 10 goals against. For Salisbury, sophomore Ashton Wheatley saved 11 shots, and had three goals against in 53:55, and sophomore Hannah Whiteley notched one save in net.
Sophomore attacker Greta Witter (Douglasville, Pa./The Hill School) scored the final goal for the Generals. Senior midfielder Christina Benedetti (Derwood, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross) grabbed five draw controls and caused two turnovers. First-year midfielder Samantha Yates (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) added five draw controls, one ground ball and one caused turnover.
Allie Wheatley led the Sea Gulls with five goals. Junior midfielder Lauren Feusahrens registered four goals and two assists and Bollhorst tallied two goals and added three helpers. Ashton Wheatley led SU with four groundballs and Alyssa Fowler added three.
The Generals return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Hollins to open ODAC play at 4:30 pm.