Salisbury women’s lacrosse relinquishes CAC title for first time since 2002

SALISBURY, Md.-  A nearly two decade dominance of the Capital Athletic Conference had to come to an end at some point, right? Well, that time came on Saturday, as 16-time defending CAC champ Salisbury dropped in the conference championship game to York (PA), 13-11.

The Gulls would jump out to an early 1-0 lead on an Alexis Strobel goal, but go into halftime down 6-3.

SU came out of the locker room scorching, scoring five of the six goals to retake an 8-7 lead, but that’s the last time they’d be in front, being outscored 6-3 over the last 20 minutes.

The Spartans made their mark in the draw control department, taking 16 of the 26 draws, and putting up a 12-4 advantage in the second half.

For Salisbury, Taylor Poore netted a team-high four goals, followed by Lindsey Wagner with a hat trick and an assist. Keeper Skye Graham finished the day with eight saves on 21 shots faced.

On York’s side, Meghan Fox finished with a game-high five points, putting in four goals and registering an assist. Goalie Abby Smith saved seven of the 18 shots.

Salisbury will wait to see if it has earned an at-large bid for the 2019 NCAA Division III Tournament, which will be announced Sunday, May 5 at 9:30 p.m.

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