November 1, 2012

Sea Gulls fall to Eagles in CAC tournament

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's soccer team fell in double overtime to the University of Mary Washington, 1-0, in Thursday's Capital Athletic Conference tournament semifinal game at the SU Soccer Complex.

The game was evenly matched throughout with the winning score of the game coming with only 4:30 left in double overtime.

The Sea Gulls controlled most of the first half and held the ball in the Mary Washington defensive zone while ripping off three shots. The Gulls' defense held the Eagles to only one shot in the half.

Junior forward Trevor Sharpe, the team's leader with two shots, registered one of them in the first half.

Salisbury continued to pressure Mary Washington in the second half with four more shots and six corner kicks.

Both teams had opportunities to score in the final minutes of regulation, but neither team was able to find the back of the net, forcing overtime.

The Sea Gulls looked to have the advantage heading into overtime, leading the shot count, 7-5, and in corner kicks, 8-2.

The teams continued to battle back and forth in the overtime periods, until the 105th minute when the Eagles' David Heller put away the winning goal. Heller got his shot on the rebound of another shot that was saved by senior goalkeeper John Vnenchak.

Vnenchak played all 105 minutes and 30 seconds for Salisbury and made six saves.

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