SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University women's soccer team picked up a huge Captial Athletic Conference (CAC) win at home over the third-ranked Christopher Newport Captains, 5-2 on Saturday to remain unbeaten in CAC play.
- Final Score: Salisbury 5, No. 3 Christopher Newport, 2
- Records: Salisbury (9-2-2, 5-0 CAC) | CNU (11-1-2, 4-1 CAC)
- Location: Salisbury Md. – SU Soccer Complex
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Sea Gulls started the first half strong with their first goal in the eighth minute after Ally Goetz passed the ball ahead to Julianna Boller who curled the bouncing ball around the CNU keeper.
- With only five minutes left in the first half, Mallory Pasco passed the ball up to Anna Dimitriades in front of the box. Dimitriades's left-footed shot got past the diving keeper to give Salisbury the 2-0 lead heading into the halftime break.
- The second half saw plenty of action as the Sea Gulls scored their third and fourth goals in the first two minutes of the half. After a foul at the top of the box, Brooke Rossiter cashed in on a penalty kick and slotted the ball into the bottom corner.
- A minute later, Boller crossed the ball over to Lydia Narum running far post and blasted the shot into the back of the net.
- CNU's Riley Cook took advantage of a defensive miscommunication by the Sea Gulls in the 83rd minute and collected CNU's first goal.
- The Sea Gulls responded only seconds later with another goal after Alyssa Chesney found Tierney Crehan on a through ball and Crehan converted the breakaway chance to put Salisbury up 5-1 in the waning moments of the game
- CNU got a goal in the 89th minute but it proved to be too little, too late as Salisbury clinched their fifth consecutive win.
- Six of Salisbury's eight shots were on goal.
- Anna Dimitriades, Brooke Rossiter, Lydia Narum, Tierney Crehan and Julianna Boller all scored for Salisbury.
- Boller, Alyssa Chesney, Ally Goetz and Mallory Pasco each picked up an assist in the contest.
- Emma Hill saved five shots in goal for the Sea Gulls.
- Haley Eiser tallied one save for the Captains.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- This is Salisbury's first win against CNU since the 2012 season.
- Narum notched her seventh goal for the season while Rossiter recorded her fifth.
- Tierney Crehan and Anna Dimitriades both scored the first goals in their collegiate careers.
- Salisbury extends its unbeaten streak to nine games, which is the longest since the 2007 season.
- This loss ended a 37-game unbeaten streak for CNU, which dated back to Oct. 3, 2015. The win also snaps a 22-game winning streak against CAC opponents in the regular season.