SALISBURY, Md – The Salisbury University women's soccer team dropped a tight match, 2-1, to Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference (C2C) rival, Mary Washington on Saturday.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Just over two minutes into the game, Mary Washington drew a foul in the box. Gracie Williams stepped up for the Eagles and beat goalkeeper Emma Hill on the penalty kick for the first score of the game.
- Three minutes later, Ally Goetz bombed a pass down the field to Autumn Dougherty who slipped past her defender into the box and ripped the ball into the top left corner to nod the game at 1-1.
- Less than a minute later, UMW's Abby Zimmerman found Amanda Krest in the box who took a shot that slip just under Hill's outstretched arms for the eventual game-winner in just the seventh minute.
- Both teams had more chances at scoring throughout the rest of the match, including in the 57th minute when Dougherty got into the box again and found Maia Burger on the far side, but a diving Allison Nork saved the shot from Burger.
SALISBURY GAME NOTES
- Autumn Dougherty scored the lone goal for the Sea Gulls.
- Emma Hill recorded six saves in goal.
- Dougherty also paced the offense with three shots.
- Before the game, Salisbury honored seniors Hill, Maddie Carr, Alyssa Chesney, Tierney Crehan, Ally Goetz, Tayah Rendina, and Kara Schmidt
- Mary Washington outshot Salisbury, 18-7.
- Allison Nork recorded three saves in goal.
- Amanda Krest scored the game-winner for the Eagles.
- Salisbury will host the three-day C2C Championship Tournament starting on Thursday, Nov. 4 at the SU Soccer Complex.
- Salisbury along with Christopher Newport, Mary Washington, UC Santa Cruz, Finlandia and Mills will await the final seeding. For tournament updates, visit SUSeaGulls.com.
Salisbury University is a proud member of NCAA Division III with primary membership in the Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference, along with the New Jersey Athletic Conference for football and the Metropolitan Swimming and Diving Conference for men's and women's swimming. With over 500 student-athletes in 21 varsity sports, SU is recognized as one of the most competitive intercollegiate athletics programs regardless of division, and dedicated coaches and staff that foster excellence on-and-off the field. The Sea Gulls have celebrated 22 team national championships, 24 individual national champions, 184 conference championships and 41 Academic All-Americans.
To learn more about the tradition of excellence with Sea Gull Athletics, visit www.SUSeaGulls.com or on social media @SUSeaGulls.