April 2, 2011

Sweet! Sea Gulls Defeat St. Mary's

from press release

– The No. 2-ranked Salisbury University women's lacrosse team captured a 14-5 Capital Athletic Conference victory over St. Mary's (Md.) College at a rain-soaked Sea Gull Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Sea Gulls (12-1, 6-0 CAC) shot out of the gates with an unassisted goal by sophomore midfielder Katie Bollhorst nearly three minutes in to take the 1-0 lead. The Seahawks (8-5, 2-3 CAC) countered with a goal by Aubrey Mirkin after a long possession to knot the score at 1-1. SU reeled off the next four goals, with SU senior attacker Trish DiGirolomo scoring two goals and handing out one assist. St. Mary's brought the score back to 5-2, as Maggie Macleay tallied a goal with 5:02 remaining in the first frame. Salisbury closed out the half with goals from Bollhorst and DiGirolomo to extend the lead to 7-2.

With the four points in the first half, DiGirolomo moved to No. 10 in program history in points, with 163. The Davidsonville, Md., native surpassed Kate Scott (2005-06) and Lynsey Bateman (2003-06), who were tied for No. 10 with 162 career points.

Following the end of the halftime break, lightning was spotted in the area and caused a significant delay for the two teams. After play got back underway, Salisbury would outscore St. Mary's 6-3 to bring the score to its final at 14-5.

DiGirolomo finished with six points on five goals and one assist, giving her 165 career points. Bollhorst followed shortly behind in the contest with four goals, while senior attacker Meagan Osipowich handed out a team-high two assists.

Salisbury senior goalkeeper Julie Ann Caulfield played 39 minutes in the net and finished with two saves before being relieved by freshman Ashton Wheatley (four saves) for the duration of the contest.

The St. Mary's offense was bolstered by two goals from Mirkin, and two assists from Lauriann Parker. Seahawk goalkeeper Colleen Simpson turned in an impressive performance with 11 saves.

Salisbury will continue CAC play this Wednesday at home against Marymount (Va.) University. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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