SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's soccer team picked up a win on Sunday over Eastern Mennonite University for its second win on the season. With the win, the team was named co-champion of this weekend's Elmer Lord Classic. The Gulls tied with St. Mary's (Md.) College for the title as each team won their two games, and each team finished with a plus-five goal differential.
Salisbury struck first early in the match off of a corner kick by junior midfielder Jeremy Moyer. Just five minutes into the game Moyer's corner was redirected into the back of the net by sophomore defender Larry Cornish. The goal was the first of Cornish's season, as well as his career as a Sea Gull.
Five minutes later, in the 10th minute of the game, senior forward Ian Wilson and junior forward Phil Bucheimer teamed up to score the Gulls' second goal. On a two-on-one fast break, Bucheimer sped up the sideline before crossing the ball to Wilson who blasted a shot past the keeper and into the goal. The tally was Wilson's second in as many days.
The Sea Gull defense which is made up of Cornish, junior Nate Woods, sophomore Chase Humphrey and junior Kyle Simmons was a brick wall allowing Eastern Mennonite only eight shots in the game. Junior goalkeeper John Vnenchak was forced to only make three saves on the way to his first shutout of the year. For his efforts on the weekend Simmons was named the Co-Most Valuable Player of the event.
Salisbury will be in action again on Wednesday as it travels to Washington College at 7 p.m.