March 6, 2010

No. 3 Salisbury Routs No. 10 Catholic, 16-7

from press release

, Md. - The No. 3-ranked Salisbury University women's lacrosse team defeated No. 10 Catholic University of America 16-7 on Saturday at Sea Gull Stadium in front of a crowd of more than 300 in attendance.

The Sea Gulls (5-0) would get on the board less than two minutes into the contest, when junior midfielder Aileen McCausland (Phoenix, Md.) fired home her eighth goal of the season off an assist from junior attacker Trish DiGirolomo (Davidsonville, Md.). The Cardinals (1-1) evened things up shortly before the Gulls went on a three-goal run with McCausland scoring a pair of goals. The story repeated itself from there as Catholic scored again before the Gulls went on another three-goal run to bring the score to 7-2 with 6:42 remaining in the first half. From there, the two teams would each score two goals to bring the score to 9-4 in favor of Salisbury at halftime.

The Cardinals would open up the half with a pair of goals to bring the score to 9-6, but that was as close as the score would be the rest of the way as the maroon and gold kept scoring in bunches. Over the final 20 minutes Salisbury would outscore Catholic 7-1. The scoring for the day would be capped off with a goal by junior attacker Logan Bilderback (Arnold, Md.) assisted by senior midfielder Beth Rhodey (Fallston, Md.) with just 37 seconds remaining.

The Gulls were led by McCausland, as she established new career-highs in both points (six) and goals (five). Senior attacker Kim Cudmore (Bel Air, Md.) tallied five points on the day, as she scored two goals and dished out a game-high three assists. Bilderback finished second in scoring for SU as she scored three goals on four shots. Senior midfielder Jessica Chmielewski (Woodbine, Md.) scored two goals and wreaked havoc on the defensive side as she caused a game-high four turnovers. Senior defender Jess Glazer (Ellicott City, Md.) scooped up six ground balls in the victory. Junior goalkeeper Julie Ann Caulfield (Drexel Hill, Pa.) recorded a career-high 10 saves in the contest as she played all 60 minutes.

The Cardinals were led by attacker Laura Haring as she scored two goals and dished out one assist. The Catholic offense was affected by the injury of 2009 first-team All-American Kate Robinson, as she left in early in the contest with an undisclosed injury.

The Sea Gulls will hit the road for a Capital Athletic Conference contest with York (Pa.) College this Friday in York, Pa. at 3:30 p.m.

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