No. 20 Mustangs Stampeded by No. 1 Salisbury

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson's Leah Warner (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) scored both of the 19th-ranked Mustangs' goals, but Salisbury scored a season-high 20, and the No. 1-ranked Sea Gulls remained undefeated with a 20-2 victory Sunday at Mustang Stadium.

The loss was the first in five games for Stevenson (7-6, 4-3 CAC) at Mustang Stadium All six of the team's losses this season have come against teams ranked in the IWLCA Division III Poll.

Salisbury (15-0, 6-0 CAC) scored the game's first five goals on Sunday, three of which came from Lauren Feusahrens, before the Mustangs got on the board with 22:59 remaining in the first half on a free position shot.

The Sea Gulls then ran off another five-straight to push their lead to 10-1 before Warner netted her second of the game at 13:44.

A third 5-0 run closed the half for Salisbury who led 15-2 at halftime while holding a 21-9 edge in shots and a 12-6 advantage in draw controls. Feusahrens and Alyssa Fowler combined for eight of the team's 15 first-half goals, scoring four each. Allie Wheatley added three goals.

Senior Jenny Schroeder (Severna Park, Md./Seton Keough) totaled four first-half saves in her first game back from injury since Catholic on March 24. She ranks third in school history with 479 career saves.

The Sea Gulls scored five second-half goals while not allowing a goal despite being outshot, 9-6.

Stevenson held a 18-15 edge in ground balls, including a 14-7 margin in the second half. Seniors Sarah Pincus (New Market, Md./Linganore), Stephanie Hilton (Barnesville, Md./Poolesville) and Lauren Taguding (Baltimore, Md./Towson) each had three ground balls.

Pincus moved into fifth place on the school's career games played list, making her 64th appearance. She also moved into second place in caused turnovers, totaling three on Sunday to give her 63 for her career.

The Mustangs wrap-up the regular season at home on Wednesday, when they host Hood at Mustang Stadium beginning at 4:00 p.m.

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. No. 1 Salisbury claimed at least a share of its 10th-straight CAC regular season title with a 20-2 win against No. 20 Stevenson University on Sunday and locked up the top seed in the CAC tournament that begins on Saturday.

Senior Alyssa Fowler led the Salisbury (15-0, 7-0 CAC) attack with five points, netting four goals and dishing out an assist. Junior Lauren Feusahrens matched Fowler with four goals in the contest for the Sea Gulls. With those goals, Feusahrens moves into the top 10, at No. 10, on Salisbury's single-season goals scored list.

Fowler got Salisbury on the board just 38 seconds into the contest, set up by classmate Amanda Holsclaw. Just 27 seconds later, Feusahrens added her first goal of the game to give the Sea Gulls an early 2-0 lead.

Senior Allie Wheatley scored the first of three goals on the day with 26:06 remaining in the first half, which proved to be enough offense against Stevenson (7-6, 4-3 CAC). Feusahrens netted a pair of goals to give the Sea Gulls a 5-0 lead just 6:20 into the contest. Stevenson's Leah Warner stopped the Salisbury run with a goal with 22:59 remaining in the first half.

The Sea Gulls netted the next five goals of the contest, bringing the score to 10-1 with 15:39 remaining in the first half, capped off with a goal by senior Carrie Bray. Two minutes later, Warner netted her second goal of the contest, to make the score 10-2. After the Mustangs' final score of the afternoon, Salisbury scored 10 unanswered goals to end the contest.

Sophomore Ashton Wheatley made seven saves to get the win. Classmate Hannah Whiteley relieved her in goal with 18:51 remaining in the contest, stopping all four Mustang shots she faced.

After having been on the road for the last five contests, the Sea Gulls return home for Senior Day on Wednesday, hosting CAC and Route 13 rival Wesley College. With a win, Salisbury will claim sole possession of the CAC regular season crown. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m., at Sea Gull Stadium.

2012-04-15



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