September 29, 2012

Salisbury falls in double overtime to York, 2-1

YORK, Pa. – The No. 16 Salisbury University men's soccer team fell in Saturday's Capital Athletic Conference match, 2-1, to York (Pa.) College.

The Sea Gulls struck first in the game to take the lead in the 11th minute. Sophomore forward Matt Greene took a cross from senior midfielder Pat Callahan and headed home a goal to give the Gulls a 1-0 lead.

The teams played an even first half. Both teams went into halftime with seven shots and Salisbury (7-2-1, 2-1-1 CAC) led the corner-kick margin, 5-2. The difference was Greene's goal that gave the Gulls a 1-0 lead at halftime.

The Sea Gulls held the lead until the 73rd minute when York's (8-2-1, 2-0 CAC) Eli Bjerk knotted the score, 1-1, with just under 20 minutes remaining in the game.

The teams stayed tied during the remainder of regulation time, and the game went into overtime.

The golden goal eventually came in the second overtime period in the 106th minute off of the foot of the Spartan's Chris Weaver to give York the 2-1 victory.

The game remained a close contest, throughout, with York leading the shot count, 17-13, and Salisbury leading the corner-kick count, 11-5.

Senior goalkeeper John Vnenchak played all 106 minutes for the Gulls and made four saves in the game.

The Gulls will be in action again on Wednesday as they travel to Johns Hopkins University for a match under the lights, set for 7 p.m.

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