Wesley Overpowered by No. 2 Salisbury

DOVER, Del. Wesley fell to No. 2 Salisbury, 21-2, on Tuesday afternoon at Scott D. Miller Stadium. The Wolverines fall to 5-8 overall and 0-5 in the Capital Athletic Conference, while the Sea Gulls remain unbeaten at 12-0, 4-0 in league play.

With goals from Kirsten Ward and Tristin Burris early on, Wesley trailed just 5-2 with 10:53 left in the first half. However Salisbury ran off four straight goals to close out the half and tallied 12 unanswered goals in the second half for the victory.

Alyssa Batty made 16 saves for the Wolverines in just over 55 minutes of action before giving way to Katherine Cooke, who stopped two shots.

Kate Haker and Maggie Roundy each had six points on five goals and an assist for the Sea Gulls.

On Thursday, April 11, Wesley will visit Notre Dame (Md.) in a 4:30 pm start.

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DOVER, Del. No. 2 Salisbury cemented its place in history this afternoon with a 21-2 win over Wesley, passing Notre Dame (Md.) in the record book for all-time consecutive conference wins in regular season play. It has been a decade of dominance for the Sea Gulls in conference play, with Salisbury now having won 69-consecutive regular season conference games.

Even with a different-than-normal starting lineup, the Sea Gulls jumped out to a fast start, with sophomore Hayden Hutzell scoring just 1:08 into the contest. Classmate Kate Haker followed with a goal 22 seconds later, the first of her career-high five goals. Senior Maggie Roundy scored the first of her five tallies, matching a career-high.

After a goal by Wesley (5-8, 0-5 CAC), both Roundy and Haker scored again, pushing the score to 5-1. Following the Wolverines' second and final goal of the afternoon, the Sea Gulls finished the half on a 4-0 run.

Salisbury (12-0, 4-0 CAC) dominated the statsheet, outshooting the Wolverines 42-7 in the contest. The Sea Gulls held a 22-8 advantage in ground balls and won 12 more draw controls.

The second half was all Salisbury, with the Sea Gulls scoring 12 goals in the final 30 minutes. In the second half, freshman Katelin Talbert scored the first two goals of her Salisbury career.

Sophomore Alyssa Harmke got the start in net for the Gulls, stopping two shots to pick up the first win of her career. Harmke played the first 39:12 of the contest, with freshman Chelsea Weinstein finishing the contest in goal for the Sea Gulls.

Roundy set a new career-high in points in a game, while Haker matched her previous high both players had six points in the contest.

The last time the Sea Gulls dropped a regular season contest was April 10, 2002, at the University of Mary Washington. Nine days later, Salisbury lost again to Mary Washington, this time in the CAC semifinals, and that was the last time the Sea Gulls have lost any CAC contest.

Next up for Salisbury is a top-10 showdown, as The College of New Jersey will travel to the Eastern Shore this Saturday, April 13. That game is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m., at Sea Gull Stadium.

2013-04-09



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