Salisbury defeats Rowan 13-10 behind King's six goals

Salisbury defeats Rowan 13-10 behind King's six goals

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University women's lacrosse team took on Rowan University in a non-conference matchup on Tuesday afternoon, defeating the Profs 13-10 behind Dana King's second-straight six goal game.

Salisbury (4-0) built a 4-0 lead in the opening ten minutes of the game off goals from four different players. Krissy Murphy found Allie Hynson just 2:12 into the game to open the scoring for the Sea Gulls. The next three Salisbury goals, from King, Gabrielle Mongno, and Murphy, all came unassisted in a span of less than three minutes.

Rowan (1-1) got on the board midway through the first half on one of Maddie Bray's three goals in the game. The Sea Gulls responded with another goal from King and a free position goal by Alissa Talbert to go up 6-1.

The Profs, however, scored four goals in the final five minutes of the half to go into halftime down just one, 6-5. Rowan's last three goals of the half all came on free position shots from Liz Kramer.

Murphy tallied her second goal of the day to open the scoring in the second half to give Salisbury a 7-5 advantage. The Profs responded though with two quick goals to pull even at 7-7.

King gave the Sea Gulls some separation with three straight unassisted goals before Rowan answered with two of its own to make it 10-9 with just over seven minutes remaining.

Mongno and King pushed the lead back to three, 12-9, with three minutes to go, and Mongno added her third of the game before the buzzer to put an exclamation point on the 13-10 victory.

Gianna Falcone made six saves on 11 shots on goal in the first half to pick up the win, while Skye Graham made three saves on eight faced shots on goal in the second half. With the win, Falcone moves into third place all-time in program history on the wins list. Her six saves also give her 330 in her career, putting her in sixth place in program history.

The Sea Gulls were a perfect 23-of-23 in clears, but Rowan owned the draw controls, picking up 20 to Salisbury's five.

Salisbury is back in action on Saturday, March 10 as it travels to Chestertown, Maryland to take on Eastern Shore rival Washington College at 1 p.m.

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