Skoglunds last second goal boosts SU past Amherst, Gulls advance to semifinals
SALSIBURY, Md.- Behind an Emma Skoglund goal with four seconds left in regulation, Salisbury Women’s Lacrosse advances to the D3 National Semifinals. The Gulls defeated Amherst 8-7 in the regional title game.
The teams would trade three goal runs to start the game but Amherst would take a two goal lead into the halftime break. Isabel Sennett of Amherst led all scorers at the half with two goals.
The second half would be much of the same story. Salisbury opened up the half with two straight goals (Gianna Demato and Alexis Strobel) to tie us up at five. The teams would trade goals and eventually draw even at seven until Amherst’s Maia Noyes scored what looked to be the lead taking goal. Noyes goal was waved off because of as she received a yellow card for hitting the defender in the head with her stick.
After the yellow card, SU would retain possession and run the clock all the way down to ten seconds. Running around the cage, Alexis Strobel found Emma Skoglund as she subbed into the game and Skoglund netted the game winning goal with four seconds left to play.
A big day for junior Taylor Poore as she put up three goals in the win. Julie Talbert, Gianna Demato, Emma Skoglund, and Courtney Fegan each had one.
The Seagulls will play Tufts in the National Semifinals on Saturday the 25th.