Eighth-ranked W&L Women's Lacrosse Falls to Sixth-ranked Salisbury, 12-8

Eighth-ranked W&L Women's Lacrosse Falls to Sixth-ranked Salisbury, 12-8

SALISBURY, Md. – Senior attacker Dana King tallied six goals to lead sixth-ranked Salisbury to a 12-8 victory over eighth-ranked Washington and Lee in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Sea Gull Stadium.

The Sea Gulls (3-0) held a 4-2 lead at the halftime break after opening the game with two straight goals. Sophomore attacker Collette Murray (Manhasset, N.Y. / Manhasset) tallied both of the Generals' (1-3) first half goals.

King tallied her first goal of the contest at the 26:45 mark to push Salisbury's lead to 5-2. Junior midfielder Cordelia Peters (Larkspur, Calif. / Hotchkiss) scored on a free position shot a little over a minute later, but the Sea Gulls tallied a goal to push the lead back to 6-3 with 23:13 remaining.

Sophomore midfielder Dani Murray (Denver, Colo. / Kent Denver) tallied back-to-back unassisted goals at 18:00 and 17:03 to pull the Generals within one (6-5). However, Salisbury responded with a four-goal run to assume a 10-5 edge with 11:41 left in the contest.  King notched three goals during the spurt.

The Generals retaliated with three straight goals to pull back within two scores (10-8) with 3:42 left. Peters started the scoring with a goal off of an assist from senior attacker Jess Castelo (Red Bank, N.J. / Lawrenceville) at 9:47. Dani Murray scored a free position goal at 4:28 and junior Brianna Hayes (Commack, N.Y. / St. Anthony's) tallied an unassisted goal at 3:42. Salisbury answered back; however, with two goals from King in the final minute of the game to reach the final margin (12-8).

For the game, Salisbury held a 32-21 advantage in shots and a 17-4 edge in ground balls, while both teams won 11 draw controls.

Dani Murray led the Generals with three goals, while Peters and Collette Murray each tallied two. Hayes also added a goal, while Castelo dished out an assist and won five draw controls. Senior Hannah Wiltshire (Wilton, Conn. / Wilton) played the full 60 minutes in goal and made 11 saves for the Blue and White.

King collected three ground balls to go along with her six goals. Senior attacker Krissy Murphy totaled two goals and three assists, while senior midfielder Allie Hynson tallied two goals. Senior Gianna Falcone played 48:19 in goal for the Sea Gulls and made six stops, while sophomore Skye Graham played the remaining 11:41 and made three saves.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Christopher Newport for a 3:00 pm contest.

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