SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University women's soccer team snapped a three-game losing skid with an impressive 3-0 victory on Monday against Rowan University at the SU Soccer Complex.
Salisbury (3-3-2) struck first as senior midfielder Amanda Miele took a quick shot off a nice feed from freshman Morgan Brasch in the 10th minute of play. Brasch headed the ball to the Miele, who was waiting just in front of the goal. The Green Village, N.J., native did not settle the ball, taking a quick strike, chipping the ball just over the Rowan keeper's head for a 1-0 Salisbury lead.
Freshman goalkeeper Michelle Conrad turned away one of the Profs' best chances in the 23rd minute when Rowan (2-3) was awarded a free kick from just outside the 18-yard box. Chelsea Eckel ripped a shot over a wall of players, but Conrad was able to rise up and punch the ball over the goal for the save. Conrad would turn away eight Rowan shots in the contest, playing just over 81 minutes in goal.
The Salisbury defense was able to clear the ensuing corner kick to preserve the shutout.
Miele took a hit while charging into the penalty box late in the first half, picking up the foul and earning her team a penalty kick opportunity in the 32nd minute. Junior defender Erin Mooney was able to convert the penalty kick for her first goal of the season, doubling the Salisbury lead to 2-0 which is where the game stood at halftime.
Salisbury added an insurance goal in the second half with Miele putting home her second of the day. Senior midfielder Danielle Crowley took a shot from 20 yards away that slid past the Rowan keeper and off the left post. Miele was standing guard, and quickly flicked the ball into the net for the 3-0 lead.
The Sea Gulls will be back in action on Wednesday, as they host Christopher Newport University at the SU Soccer Complex. That contest is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.