WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Salisbury University men's soccer team fell to Catholic University of America on Wednesday in its final regular-season game, 2-0.
The Sea Gulls kept the match close on the stat sheet, only trailing Catholic by one in shots, 12-11, and drawing even on corner kicks, 3-3.
The teams were scoreless for the entire first half. Senior goalkeeper John Vnenchak made two saves in the half to keep the Cardinals off of the scoreboard.
The Sea Gull offense ripped off six shots in the half but were unable to beat the Catholic keeper, who made five saves.
The game remained scoreless for the first 20 minutes of the second half, as well, before Catholic's Kevin Romano broke the 0-0 tie with an unassisted goal.
He was followed 10 minutes later by Mike Brennan for the Cardinal's second goal.
Junior midfielder Jake Perry led the Gulls on the offensive end with four shots and three shots on goal.
Vnenchak played the entire game in the net for Salisbury, making three saves.
Salisbury will be back in action in next week's Capital Athletic Conference tournament. As the No. 1 seed, the Sea Gulls will receive a first-round bye and will host a CAC semifinal match against the winner of the University of Mary Washington and Marymount (Va.) University. Visit www.suseagulls.com for more information as it becomes available.