SALISBURY, Md. – Brady Young netted his first career hat-trick as the Salisbury University men's soccer team used a four-goal second-half to push past Neumann University, 4-0, on Saturday afternoon at the SU Soccer Stadium.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- In the 33rd minute, after a Neumann foul Salisbury earned a free kick. Brady Young sent the free kick towards goal, but it was corralled by Neumann goalkeeper Seth Walker after an awkward bounce on the pitch.
- The Sea Gulls got back on the attack to start the second half. In the 46th minute, Conner Appleby sent a ball into the box to Kiran Chikmath. Chikmath then chipped a pass to a trailing Young, who shot it into the top left corner to give the Sea Gulls the 1-0 lead.
- It did not take long for the Sea Gulls to strike again. After a Neumann turnover near the box, Young powered a shot into the bottom left corner for his second goal of the match, making it 2-0 SU.
- In the 64th minute, Salisbury earned a penalty kick after a hard foul in the box. Called upon again, Young tucked the shot into the bottom left corner to complete the hat-trick and boost the SU lead to 3-0.
- In the 74th minute, Neumann turned the ball over in their defensive end. George Fotiou was there to handle the loose ball and banged a shot into the back left corner to give the Sea Gulls their final tally of the match.
SALISBURY GAME NOTES
- Brady Young earned his first career hat-trick on four shots, with George Fotiou adding the other Sea Gull goal.
- Ryan Miller earned the start in goal for SU and collected one save as part of a combined clean sheet. Miller played just over 83 minutes in the box, while Zach Walega finished off the final 6:45.
- The Sea Gulls tallied 17 shots with 11 on goal. Five Sea Gull players took at least two shots.
- The Sea Gulls had nine corner kicks compared to three for Neumann.
NEUMANN GAME NOTES
- The Knights notched five shots with just one on net.
- Chris Siemien led the Knights with two shots.
- Seth Walker had seven saves in net for the Knights.
- Salisbury travels to former conference rival St. Mary's (Md.) on Wednesday, Oct. 6.
- Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.