SALISBURY, Md. – The No. 25 Salisbury University men's soccer team rebounded nicely with a win over Capital Athletic Conference foe Frostburg State University, 3-2, Saturday at the SU Soccer Complex; the win was the Sea Gulls' first in CAC play this season.
The Sea Gulls (5-2-1, 1-1 CAC) jumped out to an early lead with a goal by sophomore defender Elliott Crompton just seven minutes into the game. Junior midfielder Pat Callahan took a free kick which he centered for Crompton to put past the keeper on a header. That was the first of two goals that would come off of a Callahan free kick.
Sophomore defender Larry Cornish put Callahan's second kick into the back of the net less than 10 minutes later. Callahan centered the ball for Cornish who was already past the keeper and tapped the ball into the goal.
Frostburg (5-1-1, 1-1 CAC) scored two goals near the end of the first half to tie the game at two apiece, which is how the game would stand at halftime.
Salisbury played the majority of the second half with a one-man advantage as Frostburg junior Chris Baker drew a red card less than one minute into the half. The Gulls made good use of the advantage as sophomore forward Trevor Sharpe ripped a shot from outside the 18-yard box to give them a 3-2 lead.
The game was physical as a combined five cards were administered to players on both teams. Four of them were yellow along with Baker's red. There were also 30 fouls called in the game.
The Salisbury defense held strong, thwarting any further Bobcat advances and allowing them only 10 shots in the game. The Gulls outshot Frostburg 23-10.
Senior goalkeeper Brandon Mumby made five saves in his first start and win of the season.
Salisbury will be in action again as it travels to Marymount (Va.) University on Wednesday. The match is set to start at 8 p.m.