HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Salisbury University men's soccer team played Capital Athletic Conference opponent, Pennsylvania State University- Harrisburg on Saturday afternoon in a road contest falling, 3-2.
The home team got things going early in the match earning two corner kicks in the first six minutes.
The possession led to an early tally for the Lions as Jonathan Majin finished a Nnamdi Ikeazor feed in the ninth minute for the 1-0 lead.
PSU-Harrisburg came up with the second goal of the contest in the 32nd minute when Victor Weaver found the back of the net to put his team up, 2-0.
The Gulls settled in for the rest of the half and started to get opportunities of their own.
Following the second Lion goal, Salisbury outshot the Lions, 3-0 to end the opening half.
At the break, each team had four shots, with two being on net. The Lions held the early edge in corner kicks 4-2.
The Gulls got to work early in the second half, being awarded four corner kicks in the opening 12 minutes.
Off of the fourth corner of the half, in the 57th minute, Brad Martinelli took the kick and Mike Kramer was able to move the ball over to Dolph Hegewisch. Hegewisch took the feed and buried his team-leading fourth goal of the season to cut the Lion lead to one, 2-1.
The freshman attack continued for Salisbury in the 74th minute as Matthew Hawkins found Hegewisch who added his second of the day and fifth of the season to notch the score at two a side.
The five goals for Hegewisch are the most goals scored by a Gull freshman since the 2011 season when Matt Greene had nine.
The game would not stay tied long however as PSU-Harrisburg recaptured the lead in the 80th minute when Chase Vilga found the net via a Manny Little assist.
With 30 seconds to go, Ryan Spadin had the team's last look, but the Lion goalkeeper turned his shot aside and the Lions held on for the victory.
Daniel Brennan got the start in net for Salisbury and took the loss in a three-save outing. Brandon Hoover got the win for the Lions recording three saves of his own.
The Gulls will next play on Wednesday, October 12 when they return home to take on Marymount (Va.) University for a 4 p.m., conference match.