Mary Washington does it again
Roundup: No.2 Messiah, No. 4 Salisbury grab easy victories
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Mary Washington scored four goals in the final seven minutes of the first half in defeating their second consecutive nationally ranked opponent to start the season, topping Lebanon Valley 5-2 on Saturday in Fredericksburg. The Eagles improve to 3-12 all-time against the Flying Dutchmen.
Lebanon Valley opened the scoring on a goal by Jocelyn Novak 8:33 into the game. The Eagles tied the score at one with 15 minutes remaining on an unassisted score from junior Lisa Charney. Six minutes later, the Eagles took the lead for good, as Morgan Jones scored on an assist from Florence George.
The Eagles led in shots 24-18 and had six corners to 10 for Lebanon Valley. Junior Claire Gianelle had nine saves for the Eagles, while LVC's Christine Poletti had 13 saves.
No. 2 Messiah 5, Cortland 2
GRANTHAM, Penn. - Five different players scored goals as No. 2 Messiah opened its season with a 5-2 win against Cortland on Saturday afternoon.
Kourtney Ehly led the Falcons with a goal and two assists, Emily Hursh had a goal and an assist and Kilee Rosenberry, Brooke Sands and Heather Quirk each added a goal. Kayleigh Stewart stopped six shots.
Vdoviak gave Cortland a 1-0 lead just 1:49 into the game when she followed up a rebound with a shot into the right corner. Messiah responded with three goals in less than a 15-minute span to grab a 3-1 lead at the half.
No. 4 Salisbury 8, Arcadia 1
EDWARDSVILLE, Pa. -- Salisbury opened the 2011 season with a convincing 8-1 victory against Arcadia on the opening day at the Colonel Classic, hosted by Wilkes University.
Senior Courtney Webster led the offensive onslaught, taking 10 shots and scoring twice. She was one of seven Sea Gulls to score.
Alison Bloodsworth got the game's scoring started for the Sea Gulls just 67 seconds into the contest with a rip from the top of the circle. The lead would remain slim for more than 20 minutes before Webster doubled the edge, scoring her first goal of the game in the 22nd minute, sending Salisbury to halftime with a 2-0 advantage.
Game information compiled from respective athletic department website