St. MARY'S CITY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's soccer team got back into the win column on Sunday, topping Gustavus Adolphus College, 2-1, in day two action of the Seahawk Classic, hosted by St. Mary's College of Maryland.
The Sea Gulls (2-0-1) got on the board first with a tally from Leslie Umunna in the 21st minute. Salisbury was granted a penalty kick try after a foul and two yellow cards against the Gusties (1-5). Umunna's initial try was stopped by goalkeeper Anders Severson, but Umunna put home the rebound for the 1-0 lead.
The advantage stood at 1-0 at the break, with Salisbury holding a 10-1 edge in shots in the first 45 minutes of play, putting six shots on frame, with Severson turning away five tries.
It didn't take long in the second period for the Gulls to double their lead. Brooks Zentgraf sent a pass to the far post less than three minutes into the half and connected with Nicholas Carrington, who headed home the insurance tally.
The Gusties got back within one in the 55th minute when Luke Lurich came up with a goal, getting a try past Salisbury goalkeeper Robert Fiackos off an assist from Matt Ouren.
Fiackos held Gustavus Adolphus in check the rest of the way, being tested just three minutes after the goal, making the first of his three saves in the match, stopping a header from Patrick Roth.
Fiackos made two more saves in the closing 12 minutes of the contest to secure the team's second win of the year.
Salisbury outshot the Gusties 17-6 in the contest, while receiving eight corner kick opportunities to Gustavus Adolphus' three in a physical match which featured 29 combined fouls and four yellow cards.
The Sea Gulls return home on Wednesday, September 14, taking on Washington (Md.) College at the SU Soccer Complex. The contest is slated to begin at 4 p.m.