WASHINGTON D.C. – The Salisbury University women's soccer team ended its weekend slate with a 3-3 tie with the Catholic Cardinals on Sunday after an explosion of offense in the first half.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Just three minutes into the match, a nearby factory fire created a smoke screen on the field and delayed the match until 3 p.m.
- That fire may have sparked something both offenses as just five minutes after the restart, Catholic's, Jordan Siok found Taylor Porcello for the first goal of the match.
- Porcello scored again five minutes later off a rebound from a save by Salisbury goalkeeper, Emma Hill.
- The Sea Gulls responded quickly scoring twice in the 15th minute. SU's first goal of the game was scored by Ally Goetz off a penalty kick after Kasey Lamb drew the foul inside the box. Seconds after the restart, Kara Schmidt launched a pass up to Autumn Dougherty, who beat the keeper and tied the game at two.
- In the 20th minute, Schmidt bent a corner kick just enough to hit off the far post and give Salisbury the 3-2 advantage in the first half.
- After a corner kick, Alexa Adelmann managed to find Filomena DeGregorio who ripped the top right corner to nod the game at three in the 53rd minute.
- The Sea Gulls had back-to-back shots by Anna Dimitriades late in the second overtime, both shots just missing the goal by inches.
- Hill made a clutch save in a one-on-one situation with just four minutes left in the game.
SALISBURY GAME NOTES
- Salisbury outshot Catholic, 23-12.
- Autumn Dougherty scored her third goal in as many games with her tally in the 15th minute.
- Ally Goetz and Kara Schmidt each added a goal in the first half. Schmidt also tacked on an assist.
- Emma Hill made three saved for the Sea Gulls.
CATHOLIC GAME NOTES
- Taylor Porcello scored two goals for the Cardinals.
- Marykate Stack recorded eight saves in goal.
- Jordan Siok tallied five shots.
- Salisbury will host the Marlins of Virginia Wesleyan on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
- The contest is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at SU Soccer Complex.