Field hockey earns second 4-0 win to begin season topping Misericordia

Field hockey earns second 4-0 win to begin season topping Misericordia

DALLAS, Pa. – The No. 3 Salisbury University field hockey team collected its second 4-0 win of the weekend at the Misericordia Tournament, topping the host Cougars on Saturday afternoon.

Salisbury (2-0) got on the board in the 21st minute when Rachel Domanico got her second goal of the year, on an unassisted tally. As the Sea Gulls' lead held throughout the contest, it marked the second game winner of the young season for the sophomore.

Six minutes later senior Natalie Wilkinson put home her first of the year off an assist from sophomore Meghan Jolikko, pushing Salisbury's lead to 2-0, which the Sea Gulls would take to halftime, holding a 9-6 edge in shots, and penalty corner opportunities tied at 3-3.

Salisbury turned up the offensive pressure in the second half and it paid off just eight minutes into the period when the Sea Gulls were awarded a penalty stroke. Head Coach Dawn Chamberlin called on sophomore Jillian Hughes to take the chance and she converted the try. Four minutes later the score reached its final margin when sophomore Tara Daddio notched her first goal of the season, off an Emily Lemanski assist.

Salisbury attempted 24 shots in the game to Misericordia's seven, with a 15-1 shot advantage in the second half. Four of the Cougars' tries were on target, all of which were turned away by senior goalkeeper Tressie Windsor, marking her second shutout in as many matches.

Salisbury is next in action on Wednesday, September 6, when the Sea Gulls host Stevenson University in their first home game of the year. The match at Sea Gull Stadium set to begin at 6 p.m.

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