October 6, 2012

Sea Gulls fall 1-0 after late goal

EWING, N.J. – The No. 23 Salisbury University men's soccer team fell on the road to the College of New Jersey on Saturday, 1-0.

The game was scoreless until the 84th minute when TCNJ's Kevin McCartney put away the game-winning goal with just six minutes left.

The match was close on the stat sheet, as well, with the Sea Gulls (7-3-2) barely trailing the Lions in shots, 12-10, and shots-on-goal, 3-2.

The first half was closely played with TCNJ (5-9) outshooting the Gulls 4-3, but Salisbury led the corner kicks, 1-0. The teams took a 0-0 score into the half.

The play in the second half was much of the same.  The Sea Gull offense put more pressure on the TCNJ defense in the half with seven shots, but was unable to put the game away before the Lions scored their late goal.

Senior midfielder Pat Callahan led Salisbury with three shots and was tied for the team lead with junior forward Trevor Sharpe in shots-on-goal with one each.

Senior goalkeeper John Vnenchak played the entire match for the Gulls while making two saves.

Salisbury will be in action again as the team travels to Christopher Newport University on Wednesday for a 2 p.m. game. The Gulls will return home on Saturday to end a four-game road trip against Rutgers-Camden University at the SU Soccer Complex. That game is set for 2 p.m., as well.

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