Sea Gulls earn home game in CAC tourney with 4-0 win over Wesley
SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University women's soccer team returned to its winning ways with a 4-0 win over Route 13 and Capital Athletic Conference rival Wesley College on Wednesday.
With the win, the Sea Gulls will have at least one home game in the CAC tournament and need a win Saturday to clinch the best regular season record in the conference. With that comes the top seed in the postseason tournament and the road to dethrone the Sea Gulls runs through Salisbury.
Salisbury (9-5, 4-1 CAC) had a strong offensive output against Wesley (7-7-1, 1-4 CAC), putting up a season-high four goals in the contest. The team's previous high was three goals in a win against Shenandoah University on Sept. 8.
Junior Alex Gower got the Sea Gulls on the board just 4:45 into the contest, which proved to be enough offense for Salisbury. The Sea Gulls dominated every aspect of the game, including holding the Wolverines without a shot in the contest. The Sea Gulls fired 34 shots at the Wesley goalies, with 15 coming before the break.
Nearly 30 minutes after Gower's tally, freshman Victoria Luc netted her team-leading fourth goal of the season. Classmate Tabitha Brown netted the first goal of her collegiate career at the 38:41 mark, capping the first-half scoring for the Sea Gulls.
The second half was much of the same, with Salisbury controlling the ball. The Sea Gulls sent 19 shots towards the Wolverine net as freshman Logan O'Meara scored the lone goal of the half at the 71:33 mark.
The Sea Gulls are next in action this Saturday, Oct. 20, at St. Mary's (Md.) College. That match is set to begin at 2:30 p.m. With a win in that match, Salisbury guarantees itself the top seed in the CAC postseason tournament as the Sea Gulls look to defend their 2011 crown. Salisbury ends its regular season at Eastern University on Tuesday, October 23. Check back to www.suseagulls.com for more information on the CAC tournament as it becomes available.