WINCHESTER, Va. – The Salisbury University women's soccer team traveled to Shenandoah University on Saturday afternoon and walked away with a convincing 3-0 win over the Hornets.
The Sea Gulls (2-4) came out of the gate controlling possession and finding their shots, but it wasn't until less than a minute before the halftime buzzer that they were able to capitalize and score their first goal of the match. Salisbury was awarded a free kick following a foul and Ryan Wright delivered her kick into the top corner of the net for the match winner and 1-0 lead.
Two Freshmen scored their first career goals in the second half to build the maroon and gold lead to three. Dakota Campbell found herself with an open look at goal and crossed the ball past the Shenandoah (2-5) goalkeeper into the far post to put her team up two in the 53rd minute. Four minutes later, it was Alyssa Chesney's turn as she received an upfield pass from teammate Julianna Looney before quickly deflecting the ball past the goalkeeper for the final tally of the match.
Goalkeeper Regan Benton (1-2) collected her first career win and shutout, tallying seven saves in the effort, including a clutch penalty kill save in which she correctly anticipated the kick enough to tip it out of harm's way.
The team gets back on the road as it travels to The Catholic University of America on Sunday, September 16 to take on the Cardinals. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.