No. 7 Salisbury shuts out Wesley, 4-0, in Corners for Cancer game

No. 7 Salisbury shuts out Wesley, 4-0, in Corners for Cancer game

SALISBURY, Md. – The No. 7 Salisbury University field hockey team rolled to a 4-0 win against Wesley College on Wednesday evening, marking the team's seventh shutout victory of the season.

Salisbury (10-2) wore pink jerseys to celebrate its annual Corners for Cancer game. As part of the fundraising effort, fans had the opportunity to pledge a certain dollar amount per corner earned by Salisbury in the match against Wesley, and the Sea Gulls made it count, earning 20 penalty corners.

The Sea Gulls wasted no time getting on the board, netting their first goal just 23 seconds into the contest. Junior forward Tara Daddio took a centering pass from sophomore forward Jenna Partilla and fired the ball past Wesley (5-7) goalkeeper Lauren Berry; despite a flurry of shots and corner opportunities, it would be the only score of the half.

Three minutes into the second stanza, Daddio capitalized again, this time off a pass from junior midfielder Arielle Johnston at the top of the circle for the 2-0 lead.

Freshman forward Kellie Pickford netted her first career goal in the 58th minute, tipping home an offering from junior forward Rachel Domanico for the three-goal edge.

With just over five minutes remaining, sophomore defender Jenna Johnson fired a shot from the top of the circle, and sophomore midfielder Kate Melvin was able to deflect the ball high into the cage for the fourth and final score of the game.

The maroon and gold were statistically dominant, outshooting the Wolverines 33-2 and holding a 20-2 edge in penalty corners.

The Sea Gulls will look to continue their winning ways on Saturday, October 13, welcoming CAC opponent the University of Mary Washington on Homecoming Weekend. Game time is set for 6 p.m.

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