LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Salisbury University women's soccer team opened its season against No. 9 Lynchburg College, falling to the Hornets, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at the Roanoke Invitational at Roanoke College.
After a scoreless first half, that included a lengthy lightening delay, the teams found themselves in a scoreless tie with less than 20 minutes remaining in the contest, before finding the back of the net.
Lynchburg's Angela Bosco headed home the first score of the game in the 72nd minute off of a corner kick.
The Sea Gulls would not let the 1-0 deficit last long as sophomore Logan O'Meara netted the team's first goal of the season just 20 seconds later, with an assist from freshman Marissa Walker. O'Meara planted her shot into the right side of the net to tie the game.
The Hornets answered to take the lead in the 75th minute as Bosco crossed the ball to Dessi Dupuy for the game-winning goal.
The game started slowly, as the teams combined for only seven shots in the first half. Lynchburg outshot the Gulls, 6-1, in the half and had one more corner kick, 2-1.
For the game, the Hornets outshot Salisbury, 18-4, but the Sea Gull defense was strong and kept the game close throughout the match.
Junior goalkeeper Michelle Conrad played the entire game and made 10 saves.
The Sea Gulls will be in action again on Sunday, as they will play Roanoke College at 2:30 p.m., during the second day of the tournament.