February 24, 2010

No. 2 Salisbury Eases Past No. 19 W&L

from press releases

SALISBURY, Md. - The No. 3 ranked Salisbury University women's lacrosse team refused to let the rainy weather dampen its spirits as the Sea Gulls captured a solid 10-4 win against No. 19 ranked Washington & Lee University at Sea Gull Stadium on Thursday afternoon. The win marks Salisbury's third-straight.

The key to Salisbury's success was its ball control, which led to a barrage of shots; the Sea Gulls outshot the Generals 17-5 in the first half, 11 of which were on goal. Senior attacker Kim Cudmore (Bel Air, Md.) opened and eventually wrapped up scoring in the first half for the Sea Gulls, finding the back of the net just 1:33 into the match to give Salisbury (3-0, 1-0 Capital Athletic Conference) a 1-0 advantage. Her second goal came off of a Jess Chmielewski (Woodbine, Md.) assist with 2:29 left on the clock to give Salisbury a commanding 7-2 lead going into the second half. Chmielewski, a senior midfielder, notched a goal of her own in the first half to go with her assist.

The Generals (0-1) would score just 1:25 into the second half, but Sea Gull junior midfielder Aileen McCausland (Phoenix, Md.) quickly negated that goal to preserve Salisbury's five-goal advantage. The Sea Gulls would stretch that lead out as the clock wound down to finish six goals ahead of the Generals. Cudmore finished with a team-high four points (two goals, two assists) while Chmielewski finished with two goals and one assist. On the season, the maroon and gold have outscored their opponents an astounding 52-11.

Junior goalkeeper Julie Ann Caulfield (Drexel Hill, Pa.) spent the entire game in between the pipes and was forced to make only two saves to collect her second win of the season.                                                                                                                                                           

The Sea Gulls will play two games on the road before they return home on March 6 to square off against Catholic University of America at 1 p.m.

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