VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University field hockey dropped a battle to No. 3 Salisbury University, 7-0, Wednesday afternoon at Birdsong Field. With the result, the Marlins move to 3-8 on the season while the Gulls go to 10-1.
The nationally-ranked Seagulls kept the ball in the Marlins defensive third for a majority of the contest, forcing the Marlins to shell in on defense. Maura Bridges saw 18 shots from Salisbury, stopping 12 of them before MeMe Dawson came in for relief. The transfer keeper would finish with three saves as well. Also aiding in the defensive effort were Emma Walsh and Hunter Majewski who each collected a defensive save.
The Marlins only chance came early in the contest as Haille Hatter found herself with the ball in the arc. She was able to get a shot off but the charging Seagull keeper made sure to keep the sheet clean.
Field hockey returns to action again at 7 p.m. on Friday as the squad heads to Ferrum for an ODAC battle.