SALISBURY, Md. – The No. 25 Salisbury University men's soccer team picked up its second Capital Athletic Conference victory on Saturday with a 2-0 win over the University of Mary Washington at the SU Soccer Complex.
Salisbury (7-1-1) played another strong defensive match with opportunistic goal scoring to improve to 2-0-1 in the CAC.
The Sea Gulls grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first half off a goal from junior midfielder Jake Perry. Perry took a free-kick attempt from junior defender Chase Humphrey and beat the keeper with a shot into the lower-right corner of the goal.
Salisbury took the lead into the half with an advantage in the shot count, as well, 7-4. Mary Washington did have some scoring chances in the first half and pressured the Sea Gull defense by leading the corner-kick margin, 5-1, but the Salisbury defense did not concede anything to the Eagles.
In the second half, sophomore forward Matt Greene added an insurance goal with an assist from senior midfielder Pat Callahan. Callahan took a shot from the left side of the goal, but it was deflected. Greene followed up by getting a foot on the ball as it rolled parallel to the goal line and tipping it in for the score.
Salisbury finished the match with 15 total shots to Mary Washington's eight.
The Sea Gull defense held strong for the team's sixth shutout victory of the season, allowing senior goalkeeper John Vnenchak to pick up his seventh win on the year. Vnenchak played all 90 minutes in the goal and made one save in the game.
Salisbury will be in action again on Saturday when it travels to CAC-rival York (Pa.) College; the game is set to start at 2 p.m.