DALLAS, Pa. – The No. 3 Salisbury University field hockey team kicked off the 2017 season with a 4-0 win against King's (Pa.) College in day-one action of the Misericordia Tournament on Friday.
It took nearly 28 minutes before the Sea Gulls could crack the scoreboard when sophomore forward Rachel Domanico found the back of the cage for her first of the season off an assist from Emily Lemanski.
After the wait for the first goal, once the initial tally went in, the flood gates opened, with Domanico doubling the edge less than two minutes later off a Meghan Jolikko assist.
Salisbury may not have scored until late in the first half, but the Sea Gulls led statistically throughout the first 35 minutes of play, outshooting the Monarchs 6-3, while holding the same edge in penalty corner chances. All three of King's shots were on goal, with senior Tressie Windsor coming up with the save each time.
The Sea Gulls (1-0) saved their final two goals for late in the second half, as sophomore Lexi Butler got an unassisted tally in the 67th minute and Jolikko adding an unassisted goal just over a minute later for the final score.
The Monarchs tried just one more shot in the second half, with sophomore Sarah Jackson making the defensive save to preserve the shutout.
The Sea Gulls will take on the host Cougars tomorrow, Saturday, September 2, in a match beginning at 3 p.m.