O'Meara's goal gives SU first CAC win of the season, 1-0, over Mary Washington

O'Meara's goal gives SU first CAC win of the season, 1-0, over Mary Washington

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - The Salisbury University women's soccer team earned its first Capital Athletic Conference win of the season on Saturday over the University of Mary Washington, 1-0.

Sophomore Logan O'Meara scored the SU goal, putting the Gulls ahead in the 66th minute of the contest. Mary Washington's goalkeeper, Alyssa Goodwin, came out to pressure a ball in the box, but she lost her handle and O'Meara was able to poke the ball past her, finding the back of the net on the open goal.

The score came after the Salisbury offense kept the pressure on throughout the first half and into the second half. 

The teams took a 0-0 tie into halftime, but the Sea Gulls produced all of the offensive opportunities in the half, outshooting Mary Washington, 4-0.

The Gulls also led in corner kicks, 3-1.

Salisbury had early chances to take a lead with a shot from sophomore Samantha Beck in the 13th minute that sailed wide, and just over two minutes later, freshman Lindsey Andonian took a headed shot that was saved by Goodwin.

Sophomore Kandace Racine took SU's final chance of the first half, with her shot being saved by Goodwin, keeping the score tied for the half.

The Sea Gulls stepped up the pressure in the second half, taking three shots in the first ten minutes of the half.

Freshman Marissa Walker, O'Meara and sophomore Jenna DeLetto took shots in the 50th, 51st and 52nd minutes, respectively, before O'Meara would capitalize at the 66:22 mark.

The Salisbury defense stayed strong to preserve the shutout, only allowing seven shots in the game. All of the Eagles' shots came in the second half, as they attempted a comeback, but junior Michelle Conrad made two saves in the final 20 minutes of the game to keep the win in tact.

Conrad earned the victory, her second of the season, making three saves and playing all 90 minutes in the goal.

Salisbury will be in action again on Tuesday, as the Gulls return to the SU Soccer Complex to host Penn State University-Harrisburg. The game is set for 4 p.m.


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