Seahawks Can't Take Wing, Fall to Top-Ranked Sea Gulls

St. Mary's City, Md. Junior midfielder Lauren Gray (Edgewater, Md./South River) scored the lone goal for St. Mary's, as the Seahawks succumbed to a 13-1 loss at the hands of No. 1 Salisbury in CAC action Wednesday afternoon.

Salisbury (11-0, 4-0 CAC) jumped out a 5-0 lead at 20:41 as junior attacker Lauren Feusahrens (Solomons Island, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) scored all five with two of her goals being assisted by fellow classmate Katie Bollhorst (Severna Park, Md./St. Mary's).

The Sea Gulls headed into halftime with an 8-0 advantage as three different Salisbury players found the back of the net while Bollhorst had a hand in two of those scores.

Salisbury rattled off five addition goals as Bollhorst notched two goals and an assist. St. Mary's avoided the shutout with under two minutes remaining in the contest as Gray completed a pass from junior midfielder Lauriann Parker (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg).

Bollhorst paced all scorers with seven points on two goals and five assists while Feusahrens finished the afternoon with six scores.

St. Mary's (5-7, 1-3 CAC) posted a 10-6 edge in draw controls as junior midfielder Erin Shackelford (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) won five and senior attacker Cailey Aburn (Jarrettsville, Md./John Carroll School) had three.

Salisbury outshot the Seahawks, 25-8, while posting a 20-16 edge in ground balls.

Seahawk senior goalie Colleen Simpson (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) denied seven Sea Gull shot attempts while scooping up two ground balls.

Sophomore starting keeper Ashton Wheatley (Cambridge, Md./Salisbury School) and sophomore Hannah Whiteley (Baltimore, Md./Dulaney) combined for five stops and four ground balls.

The Seahawks will be back in action on Saturday, April 7 when St. Mary's welcomes Hood College (2-11) to Seahawk Stadium for league play at 1:00 pm on Senior Day.

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St. Mary's City, Md. Junior Lauren Feusahrens scored a career-high six goals to lead No. 1 Salisbury to a 13-1 win against conference foe St. Mary's (Md.), Wednesday afternoon. The win extends the Sea Gulls' CAC winning streak to 81 games and sets up a showdown with No. 13 York (Pa.) with first-place at stake.

Feusahrens and the Sea Gulls controlled the action from the onset on Wednesday. The junior midfielder opened the game by netting five goals within the first 10 minutes of play, giving Salisbury (11-0, 4-0 CAC) a comfortable lead.

Following the fast start, the Sea Gulls never let the Seahawks (5-7, 1-3 CAC) back into the contest. Sophomore Shannon Carta made it 6-0 with 11:10 remaining in the first half following a St. Mary's yellow card. Senior Alyssa Fowler and freshman Bethany Baer added goals to give Salisbury a commanding 8-0 lead going into halftime.

The defense had another strong effort, led by sophomore goalie Ashton Wheatley, who stopped three shots in her 44:57 of play. Classmate Hannah Whiteley finished the contest in the cage for the Sea Gulls, stopping two of the three shots she faced.

Junior Katie Bollhorst dished out five assists in the contest, giving her 76 for her career, moving her up three spots on Salisbury's all-time assist leaderboard. She moves past Amanda Tack (2003-2006) and Amanda Almon (1999-2002), and now sits tied at No. 7 on the list with Amanda Moculski (1998-2000). For the season, Bollhorst has 44 assists, which leads the CAC. She added two goals in the contest, which brings her total points tally to 69.

St. Mary's Lauren Gray netted the lone goal for the Seahawks, with 1:44 remaining in the game.

This was the first contest of a five-game roadtrip for the Sea Gulls. They face York on Saturday. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m. The Sea Gulls return home in two weeks, on Wednesday, April 18. They will host CAC and Route 13 rival Wesley, with the contest slated to begin at 4:00 p.m.

2012-04-04



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