Wesley Neutralized by No. 4 Salisbury

Courtesy of Jessica Cook
Courtesy of Jessica Cook

SALISBURY, Md. - The Wesley College Women's Lacrosse team traveled down Route 13 to take on the fourth-ranked Salisbury Sea Gulls in a Capital Athletic Conference contest on Thursday evening, but fell to one of the nation's best squads 19-2.

Brianna Bacon netted both of Wesley's goals, including one on a free-position shot. Maddison Cypher picked up a pair of ground balls, pulled down a draw control, and recorded a caused turnover. Savannah Clough made 12 saves for the Wolverines in net.

Wesley came out strong against the fourth-ranked Sea Gulls, trading goals over the first two minutes. After Salisbury scored the opening tally, Bacon found the back of the net to tie the game 1:53 into the contest. The score seemed to wake a sleeping giant though as the Sea Gulls rattled off five straight scores to take a commanding lead.

Bacon scored her second goal of the game on a free-position shot, beating the goalie after drawing a foul in the critical area. The freshman's two scores gave her nine tallies on the year, but it was all the offense that the Wolverines could muster as the Sea Gulls continued to extend their lead. The Wolverines were held scoreless over the final 48 minutes of play as Salisbury earned the 19-2 victory.

Wesley moves to 2-12 on the year and will head to Southern Virginia University on Saturday, April 16 to take on the Knights in their regular season finale.