Gulls open season with 0-0 draw at Rutgers-Camden

Gulls open season with 0-0 draw at Rutgers-Camden

CAMDEN, N.J. – The Salisbury University women's soccer team kicked off the 2011 season with a 0-0 draw at Rutgers University-Camden on Thursday night.

The Sea Gulls (0-0-1) had the best of the chances, outshooting the Raptors 24-5 in the contest. Salisbury also put 11 shots on target, but could not find the back of the net.

Rutgers-Camden (0-0-1) got the first chances in the match, with a pair of corner kicks in the opening seven minutes of action, but could not get a shot off with either attempt. Salisbury came back, just a moment later, and tallied the first shot of the contest, a shot on goal by senior Amanda Miele late in the 12th minute. Miele's effort was turned back by Raptor goalkeeper Leighanna Milby. It was the first of 11 saves by Milby.

Miele was one of six different Gulls to test Milby, led by sophomore Colleen O'Connell, who attempted seven shots, four of which were on goal. Juniors Sarah Pfundstein and Casey Hafford each put two shots on goal for Salisbury.

Samantha Sharp was the only Raptor to take a shot, she attempted all five by Rutgers-Camden, putting three on frame. Salisbury freshman goalkeeper Michelle Conrad turned away all three tries to pick up her first collegiate shutout.

Salisbury will be back in action this weekend as it travels north once again. The Gulls will head to New York to take part in the Farmingdale State University Tournament. Salisbury will take on Ursinus College on Saturday afternoon and Western New England University on Sunday.

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