September 1, 2012

Salisbury takes 1-0 win over Richard Stockton; wins Elmer Lord Classic

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's soccer team finished out the weekend's Elmer Lord Classic with a 1-0 victory over Richard Stockton College of New Jersey on Saturday on its way to becoming the tournament champion.

Senior midfielder Jeremy Moyer, who finished the weekend with two points on two assists, was named the Elmer Lord Classic Most Valuable Player.

The Sea Gulls (2-0) and Ospreys (1-1) played an evenly-fought match throughout, but Salisbury finished the game with the edge in shots, 13-7, and corner kicks, 7-3.

Junior midfielder Adam Quigley scored the only goal of the game to give the Gulls the lead in the 40th minute. Senior forward Adrian Tombini hit a through ball past two Osprey defenders and gave Quigley a perfect lane to touch a shot past the keeper into the bottom right corner of the goal.

For the rest of the game, the teams played a hard-fought and physical game that featured 19 total fouls and five cards between the squads.

The Sea Gulls defense, led by seniors Nate Woods and Kyle Simmons and juniors Larry Cornish and Chase Humphrey, kept the Richard Stockton offense at bay. The group held the Ospreys to only four shots on goal.

Senior goalkeeper John Vnenchak played all 90 minutes in the goal and made four saves on the way to his second win and shutout of the season.

Salisbury will be in action again on Wednesday as Washington College comes to the SU Soccer Complex; the game is set to start at 4 p.m.  

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