WOODBRIDGE, Va. – The Salisbury University men's soccer team fell Wednesday afternoon, 2-1, in double overtime to Lynchburg College in a neutral-site affair.
With five minutes remaining in the match, the Hornets (2-2-1) came up with the game winner on a lead pass inside the 18-yard box to forward Chaz Ashton, who placed it in the bottom right part of the net past sophomore goalkeeper Drew Staedeli.
The match played out physical from the start, as the teams totaled 21 fouls and four yellow cards for the game.
Salisbury (5-2) started the scoring off late in the first half with a goal by senior defender Chase Humphrey. The veteran found room above the 18-yard box off a corner kick by Michael Feeney, where he played a hard-lined ball to the right top of the goal for a 20-yard finish. The goal was Humphrey's first of the season.
With the 1-0 lead going into halftime, the Gulls outshot the Hornets, 7-2. Heading into the second half, the Sea Gulls held the momentum, but Lynchburg brought the score even in the 72nd minute.
Lynchburg's Luke Moore crossed in a low-lined ball that was deflected by Staedeli. Off the rebound, Ashton was in perfect position to finish up the attempt to tie the match.
The game stayed even up to double overtime where Ashton placed in his second goal for the day to end the match.
Salisbury took 21 shots for the contest to the seven taken by the Hornets. Staedeli ended the match with two saves. Lynchburg's Jonathon Sheffield totaled seven saves.
The men start their four-game home stretch beginning Saturday, Sept. 21, against Catholic University of America. The match is set to begin at 2 p.m., at SU Soccer Complex.