McNulty, No. 1 Salisbury Soars Past No. 2 Gettysburg, 14-9

Lydia McNulty netted a season-high four goals on Wednesday against Gettysburg College (PHOTO COURTESY: Joey Gardner, FotoJoe Photography)

By NoontimeSports.com

Behind a four-goal effort from Lydia McNulty, Salisbury University was able to defeat Gettysburg College, 14-9, on Wednesday afternoon in a battle of the top two teams in NCAA Division III.  

The six-goal win over the Bullets bumped Salisbury’s record to 6-0 while extending its current winning streak to 26, which dates to its initial win last February against Shenandoah University.

In addition to tallying a season-high four goals, McNulty concluded the non-conference meeting with one ground ball while Erin Scannell recorded a hat trick on seven shots.

Trailing 7-6 early in the third quarter, McNulty netted her second of four goals with 11:32 remaining to jumpstart a 7-2 run for the Sea Gulls to secure their first win against the Bullets in 12 years.

Salisbury led Gettysburg, 5-4, after one quarter before the two teams swapped goals throughout the second session to secure a 6-6 tie at the break. Emily Crane netted Gettysburg’s initial marker of the second half with 13:27 remaining before McNulty evened the contest with an unassisted strike roughly two minutes later.

Jenna King led Gettysburg with four points on three assists and one goal while Katie Fullowan tallied three points on two goals and one assist.

Wednesday’s setback is the first for Gettysburg, which entered today’s contest riding a four-game winning streak.

Salisbury will attempt to win its seventh consecutive contest on Saturday, March 12 when they host St. John Fisher at 1 p.m. Gettysburg will return to action next Wednesday, March 16 when they visit York College at 4 p.m.

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