FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – For the second straight day, the Salisbury University women's soccer team was able to capitalize on scoring chances in the second half, defeating the State University of New York at Buffalo, 1-0, Saturday afternoon. Freshman Victoria Luc was able to put the ball in the back of the net, for the second consecutive day, securing the win for the Sea Gulls at the Rams Classic hosted by the State University of New York at Farmingdale.
As was the case in Friday's season-opening contest, Salisbury (2-0) and its opponent were held scoreless in the first half. The Sea Gulls outshot the Bengals (0-2) 3-2 in the first half and 11-5 for the game.
In the second half, Luc was able to break through for the Sea Gulls while goalie Michelle Conrad made the lead stand up. The sophomore made three saves in the contest and notched her second consecutive shutout, 10th for her career.
Head Coach Jim Nestor knew that there would be a scoring void left by Amanda Miele's graduation and Nestor seems to have found a reliable scorer in the freshman from Pasadena, Md. This year's freshman class was highly regarded by Nestor and is paying immediate dividends where it counts – on the scoreboard.
The Sea Gulls are next in action on Wednesday, Sept. 5, as they travel to Galloway, N.J., to take on the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey at 7 p.m. Salisbury opens its home schedule three days later, taking on Shenendoah University, Saturday, Sept. 8 at the SU Soccer Complex.