O’Meara scores twice; Sea Gulls blank Saints, 2-0

O’Meara scores twice; Sea Gulls blank Saints, 2-0

ARLINGTON, Va. – Driven by two first half goals from junior forward Logan O'Meara, the Salisbury University women's soccer team defeated Capital Athletic Conference opponent Marymount (Va.) University, 2-0, on Wednesday evening.

It took less than 13 minutes for the Sea Gulls to get on the board in the first half. Junior Samantha Beck took a shot that was deflected back by Saints goalkeeper Holly Wenger, and O'Meara took advantage of the situation, firing in the shot off the rebound.

Just under nine minutes later, O'Meara found the back of the net again on another unassisted goal to give Salisbury an early 2-0 lead.

After O'Meara's second goal, the Sea Gulls (7-4-3, 4-1 CAC) tallied four more shots in the half to bring SU's shot total to 11. The Salisbury defense also held strong in the period, giving no room for Marymount (1-11-1, 0-5 CAC) to get off a shot attempt and maintaining the 2-0 lead for SU into halftime.

The Sea Gull offense riddled off seven more shots in the second half, and although none of them connected, SU's defense made sure that there would not be a comeback in the game, allowing only one shot and no shots on goal in the period.

Jayne Pinsky led the team in shot attempts with four, while Jenna DeLetto and Beck each marked three shots in the game.

Senior goalkeeper Michelle Conrad played all 90 minutes and earned the win for the Sea Gulls, while Wenger recorded eight saves in goal for the Saints.

Salisbury had an 18-1 advantage in total shots and held a 10-0 edge in corner kicks during the game.

The Sea Gulls will take on the University of Mary Washington on Saturday in conference play for senior day. Game time is set for 1 p.m.

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