Sea Gulls open CAC schedule with a draw

FROSTBURG, Md. – The No. 19 Salisbury University men's soccer team opened its 2012 Capital Athletic Conference schedule with a 1-1 tie on the road against Frostburg State University on Saturday.

The match was an evenly-fought battle that included two overtimes after each team scored a goal later into the second half.

There was no scoring in the first half, and the Sea Gull offense took some time to warm up as the Gulls went into the half with only two shots to the Bobcats' five. Salisbury led the corner-kick margin, 4-1.

Frostburg opened up the scoring in the second half with a goal from Ryan Russell in the 62nd minute to take the 1-0 lead.

The lead would not last, as junior midfielder Elliott Crompton collected a rebound and planted the ball in the back of the net with 13 minutes remaining in regulation to even the score.

Neither team managed to grab a goal in either of the two overtime periods on the way to the Sea Gulls' first draw of the season.

The Salisbury defense continued its strong play in the game, having only allowed three goals in the team's first seven games.

Senior goalkeeper John Vnenchak played all 110 minutes in the net, tying a career-high, and made eight saves in the process.

Salisbury will be in action again on Wednesday as the Gulls return home for their first CAC home match against Marymount (Va.) University. The game is set for 4 p.m.

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