O'Connell scores first career goal as Gulls cruise past Wesley

O'Connell scores first career goal as Gulls cruise past Wesley

DOVER, Del. – The Salisbury University women's soccer team remained perfect in Capital Athletic Conference play with a dominating 4-0 victory at Wesley College on Wednesday night. The win pushed Salisbury's streak to six games, the longest since a seven-game win streak in 2004.

The Gulls (8-3-2, 4-0 CAC) got all the scoring they needed a little over 12 minutes into the contest as sophomore Colleen O'Connell headed home a loose ball after one of four Salisbury corner kicks on the night. The goal was O'Connell's first career tally and would turn out to be the game winner.

Salisbury got an insurance goal 30 seconds before halftime when senior Amanda Zyzak finished from 20 yards out to give her team a 2-0 lead at the break.

The cushion grew quickly in the second half as two goals by senior Amanda Miele pushed the lead to four. The Green Village, N.J., native scored just 130 seconds in the second period, finishing her own rebound. She then added the final tally of the night eight minutes later covering a loose ball in front of the net and scoring for the 4-0 lead.

Miele has now scored eight goals on the season, the most in one year by a Sea Gull since Kate Weaver put home 11 in 2007.

All three Salisbury goalkeepers saw action, but saw no shots come in their direction as the Gulls outshot the Wolverines (6-6, 1-3 CAC) 15-0 and held a 4-1 edge in corner kicks.

Salisbury will be back in action this Saturday in a key CAC contest. The Gulls, who currently sit in a tie atop the conference standings with York (Pa.) College (4-7, 4-0 CAC), will welcome the Spartans to the SU Soccer Complex for a match slated to begin at 1 p.m.

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