SALISBURY - Salisbury women's lacrosse team (15-0) moved one step closer in its quest for a national championship yesterday as the host Sea Gulls defeated Eastern Connecticut State, 19-5, in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament.
Salisbury, which has won 26 of its past 27 games, maintained the upper hand throughout the game. The Sea Gulls took a quick 2-0 lead and had a 12-4 lead at the half on the Warriors (13-7).
Kate Scott led Salisbury with three goals and an assist. The Sea Gulls outpaced the Warriors in shots (53-14), ground balls (49-34) and draw controls (22-4).
Salisbury will host Washington and Lee today at 1 p.m. in the regional final.
E. Conn. 4 1 - 5
Salisbury 12 7 - 19
Goals: EC-Deegan 2, Able, Anderson, Faiola; S-Scott 3, McCarthy 3, Ackermann 2, L .Bateman 2, M. Bateman 2, Degele, Ackermann, Funk, Simmons, Tack, Slafkosky, Khatchatoorian. Assists: S-Degele 4, Ackermann 2, Ackermann, McCarthy, Plummer, Scott. Saves: EC-Calkins 24; S-Goetz 7.