Vincent Registers Game-Highs of Four Goals and Six Points and Grovom Wins Career-High Nine Draw Controls
SALISBURY, Md. – Host #11 Salisbury outscored visiting Washington College 9-3 in the second to turn a 6-5 halftime lead into a 15-8 win in a non-conference women's lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon at Sea Gull Stadium in the first meeting between the Eastern Shore institutions in 12 years.
#11 Salisbury 15 Washington College 8
How It Happened
- Washington jumped out to a 2-1 lead with 18:35 to go in the first half on a Caitlin Donovan goal from Katherine Vincent.
- The Sea Gulls answered with a four-goal run to take a 5-2 lead with 10:20 left in the first on a Gabrielle Mongno score from Lindsey Wagner.
- The Shorewomen responded by scoring three of the next four goals to trim the Sea Gulls' lead to 6-5 at halftime. Donovan capped the run on an unassisted score with 1:55 left in the opening 30 minutes.
- Salisbury came out strong in the second half scoring the first three goals to take a 9-5 lead with 16:51 left in the game on a Gabbi Nieves goal from Wagner.
- WC countered with two of the next three goals, both by Vincent. Her second one trimmed the Sea Gulls lead to 10-7 with 13:35 remaining with Alison Pantazes chalking up the helper.
- The hosts put the game away by scoring five of the final six goals in the last 12:29 to come away with the seven-goal win.
For The Shorewomen (2-2)
- Scoring: Vincent (game-highs of four goals and six points, team-best two assists), Donovan (career-best two goals)
- In Goal: Haylee Solomon (60:00, seven saves, 15 goals)
- Kristy Grovom (Game-high and career-topping nine draw controls) and Emily Pantazes (three ground balls).
- The Shorewomen won 13 of the game's 25 draw controls and held a 14-12 advantage in ground balls.
- WC went 11-for-15 in clears and went 3-for-8 in free position shots.
For Salisbury (4-2)
- Scoring: Wagner (team-high three goals and two assists for five points), Dana King (game-best three assists and two goals for five points), Nieves (three goals), Mongno (two goals), Elaine Draper (two goals), Kristen Murphy (one goal and one assist to go with a game-best four ground balls).
- In Goal: Gianna Falcone (57:31, 10 saves, eight goals)
- Allison Hynson (team-topping six draw controls).
- The Sea Gulls went 15-for-16 in clears and had four fewer turnovers than WC, 14-10.
- Salisbury went 2-for-3 in free position chances, while holding a 25-22 edge in shots.
- It was the first meeting between the Eastern Shore rivals since April 26, 2005. From 1984-2005, the two teams played every year except for 1991 and 2003.
- Vincent is now tied for 10th all-time in team history in career goals with Tammy Tiehel '86 at 117. The senior is now in 13th place in program history in career points with 157 as she passed Brittany Lambert '09, who totaled 153 points from 2006-09.
3/14 v. Albright – 11:00 a.m. (non-conference game – Hilton Head, S.C.)
- First-ever meeting between the two programs.