ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. – The third-ranked Salisbury University women's lacrosse team concluded the regular season with a 20-8 victory over St. Mary's College of Maryland in Capital Athletic Conference action on Wednesday.
Courtney Fegan led the Salisbury (16-1, 8-0 CAC) attack with a career-high seven goals while adding a team-high four groundballs and six draw controls.
Fegan started the scoring just 33 seconds into the game as Dana King found her in front of the net. Fegan and King connected again just over a minute later to give the Sea Gulls an early 2-0 lead.
Salisbury scored the first nine goals of the game, holding the Seahawks (8-9, 4-4 CAC) off the board until the 11:41 mark of the first half. Fegan notched her fourth of the half off an assist from Gabrielle Mongno, while Mongno made it 11-1 just before halftime off King's fourth assist of the half.
St. Mary's did not go away quietly, however, scoring six of the first seven goals in the second half to cut the deficit to 12-7.
Fegan put an end to the run with two straight goals, including one on a feed from Krissy Murphy, who finished the day with six assists to go along with two goals. Mongno added her second of the afternoon and King tallied her fourth of the game to give her eight points and put the Sea Gulls up 16-7.
The Seahawks found the back of the net one more time before Salisbury scored four goals from four different players in the final eight minutes to make it 20-8.
Gianna Falcone made nine saves on 11 shots on net in just over 37 minutes of action to earn the win in goal. Martha Hutzell came up with six of Salisbury's 21 draw controls while also causing three turnovers.
The Sea Gulls will await the winner of Saturday's CAC first round game between St. Mary's and Christopher Newport University. Salisbury will host the winner on Wednesday, May 2 at a time to be determined.