CHESTERTOWN, Md. – The No. 5 Salisbury University women's lacrosse team traveled to take on Eastern Shore rival Washington College on Saturday afternoon, picking up a 16-4 non-conference victory to remain undefeated.
The two teams went back-and-forth in the first half before Salisbury (5-0) took control in the second frame. The Sea Gulls struck first on an unassisted goal from Alissa Talbert, but Washington College (3-1) responded, as it did for nearly the entire first half. Allie Hynson put the Sea Gulls back on top five minutes later on a feed from Lindsey Wagner to make it 2-1.
The Shorewomen answered less than a minute after, but Dana King scored her first of the day on a free position shot to regain the lead. The Shorewomen scored again to make it 3-3 with just over eight minutes remaining in the half, but Salisbury was finally able to break the back-and-forth with two straight goals.
Krissy Murphy and King tallied back-to-back markers to give the Sea Gulls a 5-3 lead, with King's goal coming on another free position shot. Washington College added another to pull within one, 5-4, but a Gabrielle Mongno goal from King with 1:16 remaining in the half put the Sea Gulls up 6-4 going into the break.
Salisbury shut down the Shorewomen in the second half, scoring all 10 goals. Hynson notched her second of the day to open the floodgates 2:33 in, while King added her third of the afternoon.
The Sea Gulls outshot the Shorewomen 16-8 in the second half and 30-27 in the game, with Gianna Falcone making 11 saves on 15 shots on goal to earn the win. Falcone posted a 73.3 save percentage in just over 50 minutes of action to move to 4-0 on the season.
Salisbury returns home to face No. 22 The College at Brockport on Friday, March 16 at 3 p.m.