Salisbury holds on against Washington & Lee

May 14, 2011|By From Sun Staff Reports

Host Salisbury hung on to a one-goal lead with less than a minute to play and when Washington & Lee won the draw and took the final shot, Sea Gulls goalie Julie Ann Caulfield came up with her seventh save of the game to preserve the win. Salisbury won, 13-12, on Saturday in a regional semifinal of the NCAA Division III tournament.

Allie Wheatley scored four goals on four shots to power the Sea Gulls offense, which got off to a slow start.

The Generals (15-5) netted the first two goals of the game just 36 seconds apart. Salisbury (19-2) reeled off the next three-straight. Washington & Lee tied the contest twice in the next four minutes, but Salisbury scored four straight and held a 9-5 advantage at the half.

A goal by junior Alyssa Fowler at the start of the second half made it 10-5 in favor of the Gulls, but the Generals strung together three straight goals to cut the deficit to two. Salisbury scored the next three goals for a 13-8 lead with 13:04 remaining.

With their season on the line, the Generals chipped away at the lead, scoring four unanswered goals, and with less than two minutes left to play drew within one, 13-12.

Four Sea Gulls scored two goals each in the win.

The Sea Gulls host Gettysburg (16-4), who scored 12 straight in the first half and went on to beat Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 18-11, in Saturday's regional final.

Division I

No. 12 Princeton 11, No. 9 James Madison 10: Ariel Lane scored two of her three goals in the last six minutes of play to draw the host Dukes (15-4) within one, but no closer.

The Tigers (12-6) face No. 1 Maryland (19-1) in the quarterfinals.

Princeton — led by Charlotte Davis with a hat trick — jumped out to 4-0 lead before James Madison took a 6-5 lead with four minutes left in the first half. Davis scored twice, her last of the half with four seconds left to knot the score at 7.

Princeton forced the Dukes into four turnovers early in the game.

No. 4 North Carolina 15, No. 15 Virginia 7: The third-seeded Tar Heels (14-5) got four goals from Kara Cannizzaro and three goals and an assist from Laura Zimmerman to beat the visiting Cavaliers (9-9) at Fetzer Field.

North Carolina has beaten Virginia three times this season and four in a row overall.

The Tar Heels advance and will host sixth-seed Loyola (17-2) at 1 p.m. Saturday in the NCAA quarterfinals. The Greyhounds beat Massachusetts, 14-7.

Carolina maintained a lead throughout the first half, scoring first and leading 3-1 after seven minutes of play. Virginia's Dana Boyle scored to cut the lead to 3-2 at the 21:33 mark before the Tar Heels got three consecutive goals from Abby Friend, Cannizzaro and Brittney Coppa to take a 6-2 lead. The squads traded goals in the final minutes for a 7-3 UNC lead at halftime.

No. 2 Northwestern 11, No. 11 Boston College 8: Shannon Smith scored a game-high five goals to power the host Wildcats past the Eagles.

Northwestern (18-2) opened with a 4-0 run and never trailed. Brittany Wilson led Boston College (12-7) with three goals.

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