SU takes home opener, 3-0, over Shenandoah

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University women's soccer team successfully opened the home portion of its schedule with a 3-0 win over Shenandoah University, Saturday afternoon at the SU Soccer Complex. The Sea Gulls controlled nearly every aspect of the game to gain the victory.

Junior Alex Gower notched her first goal of the season to put the Sea Gulls (3-1) on the board just 10:53 into the contest. That goal would prove to be enough offense for Salisbury to pick up their third win of the season.

Sophomore goaltender Michelle Conrad stopped two Shenandoah (1-3) shots to notch her third shutout of the season. The St. James, N.Y., native wasn't really tested until about five minutes into the second half when the Hornets cleared the ball from midfield and it nearly carried into the goal. Conrad knocked the ball aside, but Shenandoah's Brittany Mason was right there for the rebound. However, her shot went wide right.

Sophomore Morgan Brasch netted her first tally of the season, with 5:29 remaining in the first half, to give the Sea Gulls a 2-0 lead, which the Gulls would take into the break.

The Sea Gulls controlled the stat sheet, as well as the scoreboard, outshooting the Hornets 13-2 in the first half and 24-9 for the game. Salisbury had six more corner kicks than the Hornets in the contest, including a 7-3 edge in the first half.

In the second half, Shenandoah switched goaltenders, but Salisbury was the only team to get on the scoreboard. Freshman Jenna DeLetto netted the first goal of her collegiate career to widen the Sea Gull lead to 3-0.

Salisbury is next in action on Wednesday, traveling to Glassboro, N.J., to face Rowan University. The Sea Gulls return home a week from today to take on Messiah College. Game time is set for 1 p.m., at the SU Soccer Complex.

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