August 31, 2012

Sea Gulls tame Lions with 6-0 victory in first-day Elmer Lord action

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's soccer team began its season on Friday with a 6-0 victory over Penn State Altoona at the SU Soccer Complex on the first day of the weekend's Elmer Lord Classic.

The Sea Gulls dominated the entire game by maintaining the majority of the possession in the match and outshooting the Lions 42-4.

Sophomore forward Matt Greene started off the Salisbury scoring with his first of two goals just 10 minutes into the game. Greene took a pass from senior midfielder Jeremy Moyer and ripped a shot past the keeper to give the Gulls the 1-0 lead.

Just over five minutes later, Greene hooked up with Moyer again for his second goal. From that point, the Gulls did not look back and continued to control the game on the way to the win.

Greene led the team in the game with five points on two goals and one assist. The assist came in the 26th minute of the first half as he hit a pass to junior forward Trevor Sharpe. Sharpe took the ball and scored to give Salisbury a 3-0 lead going into the half.

At the half, Salisbury was outshooting Altoona 23-3 and had eight corner kicks to Altoona's one.

In the second half, the Sea Gulls continued to dominate by controlling the ball and added three more goals to cap the win.

Senior forward Phil Bucheimer scored his first goal of the season off of a flick pass from freshman midfielder Michael Feeney.

Sophomore midfielder Stephen Poorman and senior forward Adrian Tombini added the final two scores late in the game as the Gulls rolled to victory.

Senior goalkeeper John Vnenchak earned his first victory of the season while playing 68 minutes in the net and making one save.

Salisbury will be in action again on Saturday for the second day of the Elmer Lord Classic. The tournament will continue to support the Red Card Cancer initiative with a goal of raising $1,000 in donations. The game is set to start at 3 p.m.

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