Posted: Feb 16, 2019
SALISBURY, Md. - Three freshmen netted their first collegiate goals for the Stevenson University women's lacrosse team as the Mustangs dropped their season opener to fourth-ranked Salisbury 14-6 Saturday afternoon at Sea Gull Stadium.
- Salisbury (1-0) got on the board first at the 24:06 mark on a goal by Courtney Fegan.
- Trailing 5-0, Stevenson (0-1) got four shots off in a minute's span with 11 minutes to go in the first half.
- At the 8:38 mark, Carly Bowes converted a free position goal for the Mustangs to get the guests on the board.
- A free position goal by Dana Stevens 3:43 before halftime made it a 7-2 game.
- The Sea Gulls had two goals in the final two minutes to take a 9-2 lead into intermission.
- The hosts held a 20-12 shot advantage in the first half, with Stevenson junior goalie Mack Ferguson recording six saves.
- Both teams had six draw controls in the opening 30 minutes.
- After Salisbury extended its lead to 10-2, freshman Hannah Huff scored at the 24:55 mark on a free position for her first collegiate goal to make it a 10-3 game.
- The Sea Gulls scored at 23:47 and 21:11 to increase the lead to 12-3.
- After five straight shots, Bowes scored her second goal of the game with 15:55 remaining to put the score 12-4.
- Freshman Caroline Murphy netted her first collegiate goal with 5:53 to go off an assist by Stevens.
- With 4:01 to play, freshman Kaitlyn Kozlowski potted her first college goal to pull the Mustangs within 13-6.
- Salisbury scored with just under a minute to go to account for the final.
- Salisbury outshot Stevenson 31-22 on the afternoon. The Mustangs did generate a 9-5 edge in free position shots on the afternoon.
- Bowes finished with two goals and three draw controls on the day.
- Ferguson finished with eight saves, while Salisbury starting goalie Skye Graham went the first 43:54 and had seven saves.
- The Sea Gulls recorded 13 of 22 draw controls in the contest and held a 19-16 lead in ground balls.
- Stevenson plays its home opener next Saturday, February 23, when the Mustangs host top-ranked and defending national champion Gettysburg in a 1 pm contest at Mustang Stadium.