September 25, 2013

Washburn's career night helps field hockey to 6-0 win against Hopkins

SALISBURY, Md. – The No. 3 Salisbury University field hockey team picked up a 6-0 victory Wednesday night against Johns Hopkins University at Sea Gull Stadium.

The Sea Gulls (6-1) broke into the scoring column just 63 seconds into the contest when junior Mallory Elliott struck from the left side of the circle off a penalty corner. Elliott was set up by junior Summer Washburn. It was the first of a career-high seven points on the night for Washburn.

Washburn would double Salisbury's lead in the 19th minute, putting home her first of three goals on the day from the top of the circle. The Andover, Mass., native added her second of the night, taking a feed from Stacey Lamboni off her insert of a penalty corner for a 3-0 Salisbury lead.

Freshman Yumi Kim pushed the advantage to four goals, just 18 seconds before halftime as the Sea Gulls held an 18-1 edge in shots, and had eight penalty corner opportunities to Johns Hopkins' one.

In the match, the Blue Jays would attempt just three shots, though none would get through on target. Junior goalkeepers Rachel Clewer (51:20 in net) and freshman Kate Russo (18:40) were not forced to make any saves in net as Salisbury secured its fourth shutout of the season.

Elliott put home her second goal of the night, and fifth in the past two games, in the 41st minute, off a rebound from a shot off the stick of senior Emily Voshell. And it was Washburn that capped her hat trick and the game's scoring in the 52nd minute off a corner inserted by sophomore Samantha Johnson.

Salisbury finished with 32 shots, 15 of which were on goal, in the match.

The Sea Gulls will be back in action Saturday evening, traveling north to take on No. 11 The College of New Jersey. That game is slated to begin at 5 p.m.

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