ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. – The No. 8 Salisbury University men's soccer team fell to Bridgewater (Va.) College by a score of 1-0 on the campus of St. Mary's College of Maryland to conclude its play at the 2015 SMDHotels.com Seahawk Classic.
The first half ended with neither team being able to find the back of the net. In the opening stanza, Salisbury was able to rip 11 shots, including four on goal. Bridgewater took five shots in the first half, three of which were on net and senior keeper Drew Staedeli was able to turn them all aside.
Bridgewater got on the board in the 61st minute when an Aaron McElhenny shot bounced off a Salisbury defender and went into the middle of the net. Charles Francillon picked up the assist on the play.
The Sea Gulls outshot Bridgewater 15-11 in the contest and also earned six corner kicks, compared to two for the Eagles. Junior Leslie Umunna and senior Matt Greene took the most shots in the game as Umunna took five and Greene took three.
Staedeli was able to collect another six-save performance. His counterpart for Bridgewater, Mark Davis made seven saves to record the victory.
With today's save total, Staedeli now moves just one save away from entering the top 10 in Salisbury's record book for saves in a career.
The Sea Gulls next take the field on Wednesday, September 16, as they travel up Maryland's Eastern Shore to take on the Shoremen of Washington College. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.