ARLINGTON, Va. – The Salisbury University men's soccer team added another game to its shutout streak Wednesday night, taking down Marymount (Va.) University, 2-0, in Capital Athletic Conference play. The Sea Gulls have now totaled 630 consecutive minutes without giving up a goal in their seven-game win streak.
The Sea Gulls (12-2, 4-0 CAC) jumped out to an early lead just 16 minutes into the match. Senior midfielder Larry Cornish capitalized on a poor clear by the Saints' defense, dribbling through the back line to finish it on the right side. The goal is Cornish's first of the season.
Salisbury outshot Marymount, 9-0, giving it the upper edge going into halftime.
The Saints (4-11, 0-5 CAC) looked to even the score right out of the gates in the second half. In the 49th minute, midfielder Carlos Sanchez took their first shot of the match, but sophomore goalkeeper Drew Staedeli pulled it in for his only save of the contest.
Senior forward Trevor Sharpe gave the Sea Gulls a 2-0 cushion with eight minutes remaining in the match off a misplayed ball by Saints' goalkeeper Logan Cropper, proving to be enough to seal the win.
The Gulls tallied 18 shots for the game, nine on goal, taken by 11 different players.
Staedeli and the defense remained the wall that they have been all season, only allowing three total attempts for the contest, one on goal. Salisbury looks to continue the shutout streak, with eyes on the 2010 season in which the team went 848 consecutive minutes without surrending a goal.
For the season, the Sea Gulls have scored 38 goals and only given up five.
The men travel back to SU Soccer Complex on Saturday, October 19, for their next match, as they take on conference-rival York College of Pennsylvania. Both teams remain without a loss in the conference. The game is set to begin at 2 p.m.