SALISBURY, Md. – Senior Dana King scored six goals in the second half to lead the No. 6 Salisbury University women's lacrosse team to a 12-8 victory over No. 8 Washington and Lee University in a top 10 showdown on Saturday afternoon.
The Sea Gulls (3-0) jumped out to a 2-0 lead just under ten minutes into the game on goals from Allie Hynson and Emily McQuay. Salisbury goalkeeper Gianna Falcone made four key saves in the early going to keep Washington and Lee (1-3) off the board, including two on free position shots.
The Generals scored their first goal of the game midway through the first half, but Krissy Murphy and Taylor Poore tallied goals within 41 seconds of each other to give Salisbury a 4-1 lead. Washington and Lee added a goal with five seconds remaining in the half to make the score 4-2 at the break.
King opened the second half scoring 3:15 in before the Generals connected on a free position shot to keep the Salisbury lead at two. Hynson scored her second of the day on an assist from Murphy, who tallied three assists in the game.
Washington and Lee scored two goals within a minute of each other to make it 6-5, but was unable to find the equalizer.
King connected on a free position shot with 15:52 remaining and scored again just 27 seconds later to make it 8-5. Murphy tallied her second of the game 42 seconds later and King tallied her fourth of the day on another free position shot to give the Sea Gulls a five-goal cushion.
The Generals did not go away quietly, however, scoring the next three goals of the game to crawl within two, 10-8, with 3:42 remaining. King put the game away with two goals within 11 seconds, the second of which came on an assist from Hynson.
Hynson was responsible for seven draw controls, three caused turnovers, and four groundballs to go along with her three points. As a team, Salisbury collected 17 groundballs, while Washington and Lee picked up just four.
The Sea Gulls outshot the Generals 32-21 on the afternoon, with Falcone making six saves on 11 shots on goal to pick up the win. Skye Graham came on in relief to make three saves on six shots on goal in just under 12 minutes of action.
Salisbury concludes its three-game homestand on Tuesday, March 6 as it hosts Rowan University at 4 p.m.