Gulls score four unanswered goals to beat Penn State-Altoona, 4-1, in season opener

Gulls score four unanswered goals to beat Penn State-Altoona, 4-1, in season opener

SALISBURY, Md. -- The Salisbury University men's soccer team scored four unanswered goals to defeat Penn State University-Altoona, 4-1, in the Elmer Lord Classic at the SU Soccer Complex on Saturday. The game marked the season opener for both teams.

PSU-Altoona (0-1-0) struck first in the seventh minute when Mike Robinson slotted an unassisted tally in the right side of the net.

SU (1-0-0) bounced back to knot the game, 1-1, as freshman Matt Greene scored his first collegiate goal on a cross from junior Phil Bucheimer in the 24th minute. Greene settled the ball and fired a shot into the left corner for the goal.

The Sea Gulls outshot the Lions, 12-1.

Junior Jimmy Mundy put Salisbury ahead for good with a rebound goal in the 54th minute. Four minutes later, seniors Ian Wilson and Morgan Hunt combined for a third marker.

Sophomore defender Elliott Crompton closed the scoring in 78th minute. Junior Jake Perry assisted on the tally.

SU recorded another 18 shots in the second half, finishing the match with a 30-3 advantage.

Junior goalkeeper John Vnenchak earned the win in the net, picking up one save in 82 minutes of action.

Salisbury is back in action in the Elmer Lord Classic on Sunday against Eastern Mennonite at the SU Soccer Complex at 3 p.m.

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