Cardinals Fall, 12-7, to Seagulls in Season Opener

Cardinals Fall, 12-7, to Seagulls in Season Opener

WASHINGTON – In a top-10 nationally ranked showdown, The Catholic University of America's women's lacrosse team (No. 7) fell to Salisbury University's number 9 ranked squad.

The Seagulls, with the home field advantage, looked for vengeance after being upset by the Cardinals 13-12 in overtime last spring. Today, Salisbury came out strong getting two quick points on the board in the first five minutes.

Back-to-back goals from CUA junior Alexis Bosilovic equalized the contest, but SU answered with three in a row. Bosilovic and Salisbury sophomore Gabbi Nieves each put one more between the pipes before the break, as the Seagulls took a 6-3 advantage at the halftime intermission.

The Seagulls won the opening draw of the second half and converted it into their seventh goal of the game. After her first half hat trick, Bosilovic notched one more, and fellow juniors Laura Dunn, Anna Stumme and Jenna Van Middelem each netted one of their own. Catholic's four second-half goals would not be enough to top Salisbury as they were outscored 6-4 in the second 30 minutes.

The Cardinals took 18 shots on goal through out the contest with Stumme taking six and Dunn taking five. They were outshot just 29-24 overall, but could not put a stop to Salisbury's hot shooters Nieves and junior Megan Wallenhorst who each reeled in four goals for the Seagulls.

The Cardinals will continue their 2016 season on the road at Christopher Newport on Thursday, March 3 at 2 p.m.