Second-ranked Salisbury defeats No. 11 Catholic 21-9
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The No. 2 Salisbury University women's lacrosse team added another win to its season total with a 21-9 victory over No. 11 Catholic University of America on the road Sunday afternoon. The Sea Gulls (6-0) have won 28-straight regular season games dating back to April 2007.
The Sea Gulls were led by sophomore attacker Logan Bilderback as she set a new career-high with seven points on three goals and four assists. The Gulls had a trio of performer's net four goals today with senior midfielder Robyn Bishop (five ground balls) and juniors Kim Cudmore (two assists) and Beth Rhodey (one assist). Senior midfielder Ashleigh Gender registered two goals and two assists. SU received one goal from seniors Jessica Chmielewski (two assists), Holly Johnson, Courtney Sorenson and sophomores Meagan Osipowich and Trish DiGirolomo. Senior goalie Sonja Stuart (5-0) played the entire 60 minutes as she made nine saves.
Salisbury began the game with a goal from Chmielewski off a feed from Rhodey just under two minutes into the game. Catholic (1-2) found the back of net to knot the score at 1-1 off an unassisted goal by Laura Haring (two goals, one assist). From there Sea Gulls outscored the Cardinals 9-4 to take a 10-6 lead into halftime.
Catholic scored the game's first goal to begin the second half, 21 seconds in, on an unassisted goal by Kiki Sackett. The Sea Gulls went on an 11-0 run to place the game out of reach. Catholic scored a pair of goals in the closing minutes to close the deficit to 12 goals.
The Cardinals were led by Haring, Kate Robinson and Mary Swarthout who all scored two goals and recorded one assist. Goalie Melissa Brashear made 10 saves in the loss.
Salisbury University will return to Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) play this week when the Sea Gulls host Marymount (Va.) on Wednesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. under the lights at Sea Gull Stadium.