Luc strikes in second overtime; Sea Gulls defeat Southern Virginia, 2-1

Luc strikes in second overtime; Sea Gulls defeat Southern Virginia, 2-1

SALISBURY, Md. – Junior forward Victoria Luc scored in the 102nd minute to give the Salisbury University women's soccer team a 2-1 overtime victory over Southern Virginia University on Saturday afternoon in Capital Athletic Conference play.

The Sea Gulls (4-3-3, 1-0 CAC) dominated possession in the first half, boasting a 9-2 edge in shots in the period.

After two shot attempts by Samantha Beck and one opportunity by Erin McQuate, Salisbury finally broke through and took the lead 24 minutes in.

Jenna DeLetto sent a ball into the box to Lindsey Andonian, who quickly passed it to Logan O'Meara, and O'Meara fired the ball past the Knights' goalkeeper, Autum Cox, and into the goal.

Salisbury had some opportunities to score an insurance goal in the half, with a shot by Ruthie Lucas that glanced off the post, and shots by Jayne Pinsky and Lauren Minghenelli that were saved by Cox, but SU could not score, going to the half with 1-0 lead.

It took less than seven minutes for Southern Virginia (2-5-2, 0-1 CAC) to get on the board in the second half. The leading goal scorer for the Knights, Tatiana Monsen, dribbled the ball in the box and to the right of the goal and toe kicked the ball past senior goalkeeper Michelle Conrad to even the score.

There was no more scoring in the rest of the period, with both defenses stepping up and not allowing a goal, and sending the game to overtime. Beck had a chance in the 87th minute to give Salisbury a 2-1 advantage when she took a shot on goal, but Cox saved the ball at the last second.

The first overtime period was similar to the last 38 minutes of the second half, with both defenses playing strong. SU got off two shot attempts in the period, but neither shot managed to find the back of the net.

Just over one minute into the second overtime, Salisbury found an opportunity to win the game. Luc took a ball from Jackie Lambergman into the box and rocketed the ball into the goal, notching the game-winner.

Conrad picked up a save for the Sea Gulls in front of the net, while Cox tallied eight saves on the afternoon. Salisbury held a 20-8 edge in shots, while also having a 9-1 advantage in corner kick attempts.

The Sea Gulls will be back in action on Saturday, October 4 when they will take on Frostburg State University at home for Pink Day. The CAC matchup will take place at 3 p.m.

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