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Top-Ranked Salisbury Women's Lacrosse Team Defeats Stevens Institute of Technology 15-4, in NCAA DIV III Second Round...!

HOBOKEN, NJ(SMI-SPORTS-UNIVERSITY-MAY 15, 2022)-The Salisbury Women's lacrosse team who are the reigning 2021 NCAA Div III Women's lacrosse champions, and ranked #1 by IWLCA, defeated Stevens Institute of Technology 15-4, in the second round of the NCAA  Div III tournament, during a Sunday's afternoon game at DeBaun Ath Complex, Stevens Institute in Hoboken New Jersey.

With the victory, the Sea Gulls improves to 16-2, winning its 7th consecutive game and advancing to the next round to face Kenyon College in the NCAA third round next weekend.

The Salisbury women's Lacrosse team is currently ranked #1 in the nation by the IWLCA, and under the tenure of head coach Jim Nestor with 21 seasons with the Sea Gulls, has built one of the best winning NCAA div III women's lacrosse programs in the nation and amassed numerous accolades on his resume with the Salisbury University Athletic women's lacrosse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PHOTO: Jim Nestor(Salisbury's Head Coach)

Honors/Accomplishments as head coach at Salisbury

  • Four National Championships (2010, 2013, 2014, 2021)

  • Two Undefeated Seasons (2013, 2021)

  • Nine NCAA Finals appearances

  • 18 NCAA Tournament appearances

  • 17 Conference Championships

  • 14 Conference Coach of the Year awards

  • Five-time IWLCA National Coach of the Year

  • 14-time IWLCA Chesapeake Region Coach of the Year

  • 2018 ECAC Division III Coach of the Year

  • Alexis Strobel – National Player of the Year in 2021

  • 12 National Position Players of the Year

  • Third-most wins amongst active coaches in Division III

  • Fourth-best winning percentage among active coaches in Division III

  • 101-game conference regular-season winning streak (all-time Division III record)

  • 45-game home regular-season winning streak (3/19/03-03/24/09)

  • 48-game home winning streak (2/25/12-4/10/15) (Second longest in Division III history)

  • 49-game regular-season winning streak (4/13/11- 4/16/14)



Stevens scored first through Emily Smart, netting her 14 goal of the season with a free position shot to put the Ducks in front 1-0, at 8:52. Salisbury answered back 52's later to even the game 1-1, with a goal scored by Camryn Pepper at 8' minute.

Then the Sea Gulls took control of the game defensibly and offensively,  overpowering the Ducks' defensive line and in a span of 2:45' scored
3 goals through Lily Cavallaro (28), Camryn Pepper (22) and Emma Skoglund(25) 
to end the first period with Salisbury in front 4-1.

In the second period, the Ducks added its second goal through Morgan Westerby(41) at 13:49 but could not keep consistency on its offensive attack as  Salisbury  scored two more goals with Emma Skoglund(26) netting her 26 goal on a free position and Lydia McNulty(43) her 43rd goal of the season to closed out the half 6-2, in favor of the Sea Gulls.

In the third period, Salisbury picked-up where they left-off and scored 4 goals in span of 5 minutes to put the game away and comfortable lead of 10-2, over Stevens. Then both teams scored two goals apiece to end the third frame 12-4,
and the Sea Gulls added another three goals in the 4rd period through Lydia McNulty (44), Mary Hanzsche(5) and Erin Scannell(54) for the final victory of 15-4, of Salisbury over Stevens Institute of Technology. 

Salisbury were led by Lydia McNulty and Emma Skoglund scoring 3 goals apiece,
Camryn Pepper, Mary Hanzsche, Lily Cavallaro added two goals each and Leah Vilov, Erin Scannell and Maggie Sanders contributed with a goal each.