NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Salisbury University women's soccer team secured the top seed and first-round bye in next week's Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Tournament with a scoreless, double-overtime draw against the No. 8 Christopher Newport Captains on Wednesday.
Final Score: Salisbury 0, No. 8 CNU 0
Records: Salisbury (13-2-3, 9-0-1 CAC) | CNU (15-1-3, 8-1-1 CAC)
Location: Captains Field – Newport News, Va.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- With CNU looking to make up the goal differential from the previous matchup, the Captains came out firing. In the 24th minute, Emily Talotta had a breakaway but Emma Hill made a diving stop to keep the game scoreless.
- Salisbury's best chance of the first half came in the 19th minute as Kara Schmidt shot a bender from just outside the box that Haley Eiser knocked down and corralled for the save.
- Autumn Dougherty had back to back-to-back chances at goal in the 52nd and 55th minute but Eiser stopped both of the shots.
- Hill stepped up again near the end of regulation when Riley Cook's free-kick from outside of the box ended up in Hill's hands.
- Cook nearly ended the game in the first overtime, but her shot ricocheted off the right post.
- CNU had the shot advantage over Salisbury, 25-16.
- Autumn Dougherty and Kara Schmidt notched three and two shots on goal respectively.
- Brooke Rossiter, Lydia Narum and Kasey Lamb each recorded a shot on target.
- Emma Hill stopped seven shots for Salisbury for her ninth clean sheet of the season.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Salisbury sits atop the CAC standings at the end of the regular season for the first time since the 2012 season.
- Salisbury records its 12th shutout of the season and continues its unbeaten streak to 14 consecutive games.