Salisbury seniors shine in 18-3 win over Frostburg State on Senior Day

Salisbury seniors shine in 18-3 win over Frostburg State on Senior Day

SALISBURY, Md. – Seniors Megan Wallenhorst, Samantha Duranti, and Chelsea Weinstein each had strong performances on Saturday to lead the No. 4 Salisbury University women's lacrosse team to an 18-3 win over Frostburg State University on Senior Day. Senior Katelin Talbert, who is unable to play this year due to injury, was also recognized for her tenure with the Sea Gulls.

After winning the opening draw, it took less than a minute for Salisbury to get on the scoreboard. Junior Ariana Maxwell ran into the middle of the fan from the right side and took a ball from sophomore Dana King, finishing low to give the Sea Gulls an early 1-0 advantage.

Just over three minutes later, junior Hannah Young was able to get open inside the fan and Wallenhorst took advantage, dishing the ball to Young who found the back of the net to put Salisbury up 2-0 at 25:43.

Sophomore Allie Hynson won the next draw control and the Sea Gulls were able to maintain possession until Hynson found the back of the cage off another assist from Wallenhorst to give Salisbury a 3-0 advantage.

At 21:20, sophomore Emma Wall caused a turnover and picked up the groundball, which led to a transition goal by King seven seconds later to put the Gulls up 4-0.

Frostburg State got on the board at 18:59 when Morgan Cavey scored off an assist from Emani Byrd to put the score at 4-1, but Salisbury would score six-straight goals during the next 12 and a half minutes to take a commanding 10-1 lead.

Wallenhorst started the scoring during the offensive spurt with a goal at 13:18, before King scored her second and third goals of the day within 19 seconds of one another to go up 7-1 with 12:15 left in the first.

Junior Gabbi Nieves and Maxwell followed up with goals during the next three minutes before Wall capped the scoring in the run with a free-position goal at 8:17 to go up 10-1.

Alyssa Barlow answered with a goal at 6:14 to make the score 10-2, but the Sea Gulls closed out the first half with three goals in a row, by freshman Lindsey Wagner, sophomore Alissa Talbert, and Nieves, to go up 13-2 at halftime.

The Bobcats opened the scoring in the second half with a man-up goal from Byrd before the Sea Gulls capped the scoring in the game with five more goals to end the game at 18-3. During the five-goal run, freshman Morgon Von Schmidt and sophomore Maddie Manzoni scored their first career goals, while Duranti tallied her first goal of the season. Freshman Ryan Schrader and sophomore Sammi Quilter also scored to close out the game.

Weinstein played all but 26 seconds in goal for Salisbury, recording a career-high five saves and notching her second win of the year.

Wallenhorst finished with her second-straight seven-point performance on one goal and six assists, while King tallied three goals. A total of 14 Sea Gulls found the back of the net on the day.

Junior Kacy Koolage and Duranti each tallied four groundballs, while Koolage caused a game-high three turnovers.

Salisbury will be back in action on Tuesday, April 5, when it travels to take on Christopher Newport University in Capital Athletic Conference action. That game is set for 5 p.m.

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