The Salisbury women's team, top-ranked in NCAA Division III, improved to 10-0 overall and 5-0 in the Capital Athletic Conference yesterday with a 19-7 defeat of St. Mary's.
The Sea Gulls, who have won 21 of their past 22 games, received an automatic berth in the CAC tournament. As the top seed, Salisbury received a bye into the semifinals.
Salisbury maintained the upper hand throughout the game, producing a 35-7 advantage in ground balls and 6-3 in caused turnovers.
The Sea Gulls had a 2-0 lead with 22:14 on the clock.
The Seahawks (7-4, 1-3) got on the board at 22:39 on a shot by sophomore Katy Perry.
The score remained close for most of the first half, but Salisbury turned on the power at the beginning of the second half, producing five goals in the first 11 minutes.
Senior midfielder Linda Ackermann paced the Sea Gulls' offense with four goals on seven shots.
Allyson Sarigianis led the Seahawks with three goals on three shots, Perry added two goals and junior Becca Christoffersen accounted for the other St. Mary's goal.
St. Mary's 4 3 - 7
Salisbury 8 11 - 19
Goals: SM-Sarigianis 3, Perry 2, Christoffersen, Miller; S-Ackermann 4, McCarthy 3, Scott 2, Bateman 2, Degele 2, Tack, Bateman, Plummer, Khatchatoorian, Simmons, Mulligan. Assists: S-Tack 3, Scott 2, Bateman, Plummer, Shores. Saves: SM-Puzak 12; S-Goetz 6.