Women’s Lacrosse Falls at Top-Ranked Salisbury

Salisbury, Md. – Marymount University's women's lacrosse team fell 9-4 at top-ranked Salisbury in Capital Athletic Conference action on Wednesday afternoon.  The Saints drop to 8-6 overall and 2-4 in league play.

The game marked the first time in program history that the Saints have held the Sea Gulls to fewer than 10 goals and the five goal deficit is the smallest ever for MU against the perennial national powerhouse.  On the season, only four other teams have held Salisbury to under 10 goals with all of them currently ranked in the national polls.

Courtney Oehl led the Saints with three goals for a hat trick while Taylor Johnson added the other.  Chelsea Ritter tallied the lone assist for the Blue and White.

Salisbury opened the scoring at the 26:36 mark before the Saints evened things up with Oehl's first goal less than two minutes later.  The Sea Gulls took control of the frame from there, outscoring Marymount 5-0 to take a 6-1 lead into halftime.

Coming out of the break, Oehl knocked home her second goal to kick off the frame before Salisbury rallied for three unanswered scores over the next 15 minutes.  The Saints would notch their final two goals in the final eight minutes to salvage the 9-4 decision.

In goal, Kiki Niebuhr and Tylar Abrams split time between the pipes and combined for seven saves. Niebuhr hauled in three in the opening half while Abrams chipped in four in the second.

Four Salisbury players were tied with two goals each.

Marymount returns to action on Saturday as it closes out the regular season at CAC rival Mary Washington.