Salisbury sees 10-match unbeaten streak end with 1-0 loss to St. Mary’s

Salisbury sees 10-match unbeaten streak end with 1-0 loss to St. Mary’s

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's soccer team saw its 10-match unbeaten streak come to end with a 1-0 loss to St. Mary's College of Maryland in Capital Athletic Conference action on Wednesday afternoon.

The Sea Gulls (8-2-2, 1-1-1 CAC) were able to generate three corner kicks in the first 10 minutes but produced just one shot off those corners.

The Seahawks (9-2-2, 2-1 CAC) had a quality scoring opportunity midway through the first half, but a nice defensive play by Kyle Munson prevented Khalid Balogun, the CAC's leading scorer, from scoring off a cross into the box.

Roshawn Panton had a great chance to put St. Mary's up 1-0 with just over five minutes left in the half, but Trevor Brookhart turned him away with a leg save to keep the match scoreless.

St. Mary's doubled up Salisbury 6-3 in shots in the first half, while the maroon and gold were responsible for all four corner kicks.

Balogun finally broke through in the 50th minute as he chipped a shot over Brookhart's head after receiving a through-ball from Panton, putting the Seahawks up 1-0.

Robbie Budd and Stephen White had back-to-back chances to even the score for Salisbury just over five minutes later as they each forced St. Mary's goalkeeper Patrick Paolini to make a diving save.

Brookhart, who finished with four saves, kept the match at a one goal deficit in the 72nd minute on a diving save on a Balogun header.

White nearly found the back of the net with 13 minutes remaining following a free kick, but his back heel shot ricocheted off the crossbar.

The Sea Gulls had one final chance to even the score with 15 seconds to go in the match, but Salisbury's free kick soared over the net.

Salisbury continues its three-match homestand on Saturday, October 13 against No. 8 University of Mary Washington. The Homecoming and Senior Day match is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.