Carrington's overtime goal gives Gulls first win of the season

Carrington's overtime goal gives Gulls first win of the season

ASTON, Pa. – The Salisbury University men's soccer team picked up their first win of the season thanks to a game winner in overtime off the foot of Nick Carrington.

Two regulation periods were not enough Tuesday night as Salisbury (1-2) took on Neumann University (0-2) in a non-conference matchup. Carrington's late-game heroics lifted the Sea Gulls over the Knights, 1-0.

The Sea Gulls were locked in another defensive battle, leading to the second-straight overtime game. The match got off to a slow start as the first shot didn't come until the 16th minute, when Trevor Brookhart saved a Neumann shot. Two minutes later Michael Kramer got off Salisbury's first shot of the match, but it sailed over the net.

Both teams ended the half with six total shots and three shots on goal. Salisbury held a 2-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Salisbury turned up the intensity in the second half, but to no avail. Neumann goalie Perry Corsetti made seven saves before the Gulls found the back of the net.

The Sea Gulls were finally able to break through in overtime following their fourth corner kick of the game. After Matt Hawkins sent the corner in, the ball bounced around before Matthew Zimmerman found Carrington, who connected on the Gulls' first goal of the season. The game winner came just 2:47 into the first overtime period.

The Sea Gulls finished the game with 13 total shots and eight on goal, while the Knights had 10 shots and five on goal. Neumann held a 5-4 advantage in corner kicks, though it was Salisbury's final corner kick that made the difference.

Brookhart made five saves on the night to collect the team's first shutout of the season and the first of his career.

The Sea Gulls head to St. Mary's City, Maryland for the Seahawk Classic September 9 and 10. Salisbury will face Bridgewater (Va.) College September 9 at 4 p.m., and Oglethorpe University September 10 at 2 p.m.  

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