#1 Salisbury Escapes in Shootout with Adrian

SALISBURY, Md. The No. 1-ranked Salisbury University women's lacrosse team came away with an 18-15 victory over an Adrian College team that would not quit on Wednesday afternoon at Sea Gull Stadium.

The Sea Gulls (3-0) jumped out to a 2-0 lead nearly a minute in to the contest with goals coming from junior midfielder Alyssa Fowler and senior attacker Logan Bilderback. The Bulldogs (0-3) got their first goal of the day from Amanda Lambert. It would be a back-and-forth affair from there, as the two teams continued to trade goals. With the score knotted at 7-7 and less than two minutes remaining in the half, junior midfielder Allie Wheatley gave the Sea Gulls a slight edge with an unassisted goal with 1:37 remaining.

At the half the Sea Gulls held a narrow 17-16 shots advantage, won 10 of 16 draw controls and each side came away with five ground balls.

After six minutes of scoreless play to open up the second half, senior midfielder Aileen McCausland struck with a goal off an assist from Bilderback. After an unassisted Adrian goal, Salisbury reeled off six-straight goals to break open the contest with 12 minutes remaining. Over the next eight minutes, each team would find the back of the net three times, with SU holding a comfortable 18-11 lead. A relentless Bulldog attack closed the score to its final at 18-15, as the visitors scored four goals in the last four minutes.

Bilderback finished with a team-high seven points on five goals and two assists, while Trish DiGirolomo (one goal, four assists) and Katie Bollhorst (one goal, three assist) ended with five and four points, respectively. SU senior goalkeeper Julie Ann Caulfield notched 11 saves in the contest, marking the second-straight game she has done so.

Rachel Johnston led the way for the Bulldogs with six points on five goals and one assist. Lindsey Day and Amanda Lambert (one assist) each chipped in with three goals. Adrian goalkeeper Jul Tehovnik recorded six saves throughout the contest.

The Sea Gulls will hit the road for their next contest, a game at No. 13 Catholic University of America this Sunday. The game is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.

2011-03-02



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