Sea Gulls clipped by Spartans, fall 1-0 on second half goal

Sea Gulls clipped by Spartans, fall 1-0 on second half goal

YORK, Pa. – The Salisbury University women's soccer team traveled to take on York College of Pennsylvania, on Saturday afternoon in Capital Athletic Conference play. A lone second half goal was all that separated the Sea Gulls as they fell to the Spartans.

The first 45 minutes of play saw two evenly matched sides square off in the midfield, both vying to establish possession. Each team saw attempts early as junior Ruthie Lucas and York's Georgia Gillcrist both had shots on frame in the opening 10 minutes, but each try went wide.

The remainder of the first half saw each team settle into a midfield stalemate with neither side getting quality looks on goal. The first half of play saw the Spartans outshoot the Sea Gulls 3-2, with both sides sharing corner kicks at two apiece. Going into the break, neither Salisbury keeper Hope Knussman nor York's Brittany Cullison had posted any saves for their sides.

The second half would emulate much of the first as both teams dug into the midfield attempting to build momentum for their sides. The Spartans eventually broke through the Sea Gull back line in the 60th minute when Georgia Gillcrist's cross found Maxine Herman on the back post for a tap in to give York the advantage late in the game.

With time winding down in the second, Salisbury had their fair share of quality chances as Lucas, Jenna Taylor and Lydia Narum got good looks on goal but couldn't find the chance to bring the Sea Gulls level as time expired.

Salisbury outshot the Spartans, 7-5, and earned all three of the corners for the second half. Knussman did not collect any saves for the Sea Gulls, with Cullison posting the only save of match for the Spartans.

The Sea Gulls return home on Wednesday, October 26, as they take on Wesley College for their final game of the regular season. The game is set for 3 p.m.

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