Three Freshmen Net First Goals in Setback at No. 4 Salisbury

Three Freshmen Net First Goals in Setback at No. 4 Salisbury

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.