SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University women's soccer team took on Washington and Lee University on Saturday afternoon for the first game of the Salisbury University Classic, and fell, 4-2, in non-conference action.
The Generals struck fast to start the game, going up 1-0 at 6:16 when Katie Clemmons knocked in a goal off a corner kick.
At 25:06, junior Erin McQuate tried to tie the game when she ripped a shot on goal, but the ball was saved by Washington and Lee goalkeeper Addie Healy.
For most of the period, the Generals held the advantage in possession, leading in the shot category, 6-2, and holding a 1-0 lead at the break.
The second half started off similarly for W&L, as Tricia Jessee took the ball and ran down the middle of the field, scoring a break-away goal to go up 2-0 just eight minutes into the period.
Four minutes later, the Generals scored again to go up 3-0 when Caroline Peters took a ball from Clemmons in the middle of the box and shot it past sophomore goalkeeper Hope Knussman for the score.
At 62:33, the Generals kept the momentum in their favor when Jesse found the back of the net again to give Washington and Lee a 4-0 advantage when she fired in a shot from 18 yards out.
Twenty minutes later, the Sea Gulls got their offense going and had an answer when senior Victoria Luc dribbled the ball down the left line and into the box and sent it past Healy to put the score at 4-1.
Luc found the net again at 89:32 when she scored from the middle of the box, to make it 4-2, but the Generals would not allow any more goals.
Knussman played all 90 minutes in goal, picking up five saves in the contest, while Healy tallied two saves. Washington and Lee led 12-5 in the shots category, and Salisbury held a 4-3 advantage in corner kicks.
The Sea Gulls will be back in action tomorrow, Saturday, September 6, when they take on Eastern Mennonite University to wrap up their play in the Salisbury University Classic. That game is set for 3 p.m.