Feusahrens scores five goals, Salisbury rolls to win vs. Christopher Newport
SALISBURY, Md. -- No. 2 Salisbury advanced to the NCAA tournament quarterfinal round with a 17-5 win against No. 15 Christopher Newport on Saturday at Sea Gull Stadium.
Lauren Feusahrens netted five goals in the contest to lead the Salisbury attack. Her fourth goal of the contest moved her into fourth place on the all-time goals scored list in program history, passing current assistant coach Allie Wheatley.
Feusahrens put the Sea Gulls (20-0) on the board just 1:34 into the contest, taking a pass from Katie Bollhorst, circling behind the cage, dodging a defender and then rifling a shot over Christopher Newport goalie Hanna Slough's right shoulder.
The Sea Gulls pushed to lead to 2-0 just short of two minutes later when Bethany Baer took a pass from Bollhorst, who was pacing behind the net and found a cutting Baer, who put home a point-blank shot.
Bollhorst imposed her will on the Captains, both passing from behind the cage, or in the case of the Salisbury third goal, coming out from behind the net to post up a Christopher Newport defender before bouncing a shot past Slough.
Feusahrens took a feed from Bollhorst 34 seconds later to take the Salisbury lead to 4-0. One minute, 15 seconds later, Kate Haker put on an offensive clinic, as she moved up the right side, spun past an overpursuing defender to an open lane to the net and put a bounce shot home.
Salisbury controlled the action from beginning to end, dominating the scoreboard and statsheet. The Sea Gulls outshot Christopher Newport 25-6 in the first half and 33-11 overall. Salisbury had a 13-11 advantage in draw controls, collected seven more ground balls and committed eight fewer turnovers in the contest. The Sea Gulls were able to get a running start on offense, holding the Captains to three of 10 on clearing attempts in the first half. With those advantages, Salisbury was up 12-3 at the half.
Maggie Roundy netted the first goal of the second half, one of four goals for her.
Ashton Wheatley stopped four shots to pick up the win in the cage .
Kara Koolage and Hake added two goals for the Sea Gulls.
Ashton Marshall led the Captains (18-3) with four points on two goals and two assists. Her second goal gave her 76 for the season, tying the all-time single-season mark in Christopher Newport program history.