SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University women's soccer team hosted Marymount (Va.) University at Sea Gull Soccer Stadium on a rainy Wednesday afternoon. Salisbury picked up a 5-0 victory over the Saints netting four goals in the opening half.
As has been the case in recent games, the Sea Gulls (7-7, 5-0 CAC) once again managed to create an early lead for themselves. Forward Julianna Boller tallied the first Salisbury score six minutes into the contest on a pass over the top of the defense from teammate Dana Gordon. Boller deflected the pass into the net from the right side of the box, recording her fourth goal of the season and giving the Gulls and early 1-0 lead.
Senior Ruthie Lucas doubled her team's lead in the ninth minute when she took advantage of a misplayed ball by one of the Saints (2-8-2, 1-4 CAC) defenders. Lucas traveled downfield with the ball before delivering a shot that traveled through goalkeeper Sydney Sherman's legs and into the back of the net.
It was forward Lydia Narum's turn to notch a goal in the 19th minute after redirecting a centering pass from Lucas. Narum's shot from the center of the box traveled past the reach of Sherman to extend the Sea Gull lead to 3-0.
Forward Brooke Rossiter capped off a four-goal first half when teammate Emma Faust delivered a perfectly-timed cross to the left corner of the box. Rossiter beat her opponent and redirected the ball on a sliding kick into the far corner for the score.
Katie Beam topped off the day in the 53rd minute when she controlled a corner kick from Gordon. Beam finished off the corner with a volley to round out the scoring for the afternoon, pushing the score to its final mark, 5-0.
With the win, the Sea Gulls extended their consecutive shutout streak to five games to open up Capital Athletic Conference play.
Salisbury led Marymount in shots, 20-3, corner kicks, 7-0, and fouls, 10-5. Both Hope Knussman and freshman keeper Emma Hill earned playing time in the match, combining for one save to complete the shutout victory .
The team returns to action on Sunday, October 15th when it hosts York College of Pennsylvania. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.