Salisbury storms past Moravian 3-0 to conclude tournament

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's soccer team defeated Moravian College 3-0 on Saturday afternoon to conclude the Elmer Lord Memorial Tournament, earning its first win of the 2018 season.

Salisbury (1-1) wasted little time finding the back of the net against the Greyhounds (0-1-1). Matt Hawkins sent a through-ball to the center of the box, where Robbie Budd ran onto it and poked it past the Moravian goalkeeper with the outside of his right foot for the 1-0 lead in the sixth minute.

The Sea Gulls then extended their lead to 2-0 in the 14th minute as Cameron Ament chipped a ball over the defender's head to Kevin Eriksen, who placed a shot into the lower left-hand corner of the net.

Salisbury took a 2-0 lead into halftime despite registering just one more shot than the Greyhounds, 9-8, and both teams attempting one corner kick.

The maroon and gold nearly stretched the lead to 3-0 with just under 20 minutes to play in the second half as Trent Hofmeister's header off a free kick ricocheted off the crossbar and out of bounds.

Stephen White put the finishing touch on the victory after he received a long ball from Ament and buried his shot in the opposite corner in the 88th minute.

Trevor Brookhart made three saves in net on the afternoon to post his first shutout of the season. The Sea Gull defense limited the Greyhounds to just four shots in the second half, while the offense fired off 11 of its own.

Salisbury is back in action on Tuesday, September 4 against Neumann University. The Sea Gulls and Knights will begin play at 4 p.m. at Sea Gull Soccer Stadium.

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