GALLOWAY, N.J. – The Salisbury University women's soccer team suffered its first loss of the season, falling 3-0 to the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Wednesday night. It was the first true road test of the season for the Sea Gulls.
Even the start time didn't go as planned, as the contest was delayed for nearly an hour and a half due to lightning in the area. Each team had about 20 minutes to stretch and get ready, and the Salisbury (2-1) attack never got on track.
The Ospreys (3-0) got on the board just 9:20 into the contest, with Jessica Belnis netting the first of her two goals to give Richard Stockton an early lead. It was a lead that the Sea Gulls would not wrestle away from their opponents.
Richard Stockton controlled nearly every aspect of the game, on the scoreboard and the stat sheet. Salisbury was outshot in the contest 13-5. Freshmen Tabitha Brown, Jenna DeLetto, sophomore Jamie Hovendon and senior Sarah Pfundstein each got shots on goal but were turned away by Richard Stockton's goalie Sarah Hinkle.
Sophomore Michelle Conrad had one save in goal for the Sea Gulls, playing the entire contest in net for Salisbury.
The Sea Gulls open their home schedule on Saturday, against Shenandoah University as part of Gold Rush 2012. The first 50 Salisbury students, with valid student I.D., at the game will receive a Gold Rush 2012 T-shirt. Game time is set for 4 p.m., at the SU Soccer Complex.