Four second half goals lead men's soccer past Southern Virginia

Four second half goals lead men's soccer past Southern Virginia

BUENA VISTA, Va. – The Salisbury University men's soccer team won its third straight match on Saturday as it defeated Southern Virginia University, 4-0, in Capital Athletic Conference action.

Despite outshooting the Knights (1-16, 0-6 CAC) 10-1 in the first half, the Sea Gulls (11-2-2, 4-1-1 CAC) were unable to find the back of the net.

The maroon and gold got on the board in the 60th minute as Stephen White tallied his third goal of the season. Ryan Knaggs forced the Knight's goalkeeper to make a leaping save, but the ball bounced toward the net and White was there to tap it in for the 1-0 lead.

Knaggs notched one of his own just under 16 minutes later after receiving a pass down the left sideline from Alex Eiben. Knaggs beat his defender and snuck a shot past the keeper just inside the right post to extend the lead to 2-0.

Cameron Ament made it 3-0 in the 85th minute, receiving a long ball on the left side of the field, cutting it back, and firing a shot into the back of the net.

Just 1:42 later Cameron Wilson joined the action after Ryan Spadin crossed the ball into the box and a Southern Virginia defender misplayed it, where it bounced to Wilson, who volleyed it for the 4-0 advantage.

Salisbury outshot the Knights 24-3 in the game and did not allow a single shot on goal, posting its ninth shutout of the season.

With the win, Salisbury has clinched a top-four seed and a home game in the first round of the CAC playoffs, which begin on Saturday, October 27.

The Sea Gulls conclude the regular season on Wednesday, October 24 as they travel to take on York College of Pennsylvania at 7 p.m.

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