For the first time in conference history, three CAC women's lacrosse teams will compete in the NCAA Sweet 16 as Salisbury, Mary Washington, and York cruised to second-round victories at home on Sunday afternoon.
In Salisbury, Md., second-ranked Salisbury used a 13-goal first half to defeat Meredith, 19-11. Gabrielle Mongno and Emma Skoglund combined for six first half goals, and 10 in the game, to lead the Salisbury (19-1) offense past the sixth ranked defense in Division III, as Meredith (16-5) came in with a goals-against average of 5.84. The Sea Gulls will take on Denison (17-2) in the round of 16 on Saturday.
In Fredericksburg, Va., fifth-ranked Mary Washington knocked off Mount Union, 18-6, to spoil their perfect season and advance to the NCAA Sweet 16. Julia Albert led the team with five goals and two assists. The Eagles (17-4) will take on third-ranked Gettysburg (17-2) in the next round.
In York, Pa., eighth-ranked York locked down Washington & Lee and captured a 10-3 win in the NCAA Tournament second round at Kinsley Field. Charlotte Wright made 11 saves and held the Generals scoreless until 11:20 remaining in the second half. The Spartans are now 5-0 all-time at Kinsley Field in the NCAA Tournament. The Spartans (14-4) will meet Catholic (15-6) in Saturday's third round.
All third round and quarterfinal sites will be announced by the NCAA early this week.