Spadin nets game-winner in 2-1 overtime win over St. Mary’s

Spadin nets game-winner in 2-1 overtime win over St. Mary’s

SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury University men's soccer team edged the St. Mary's Seahawks, 2-1, in a Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) overtime thriller on Saturday.

THE RUNDOWN

  • Final: Salisbury 2, St. Mary's (Md.) 1
  • Records: Salisbury (8-6-1, 3-4 CAC) | St. Mary's (Md.) (9-5-1, 3-4 CAC)
  • Location: Sea Gull Stadium- Salisbury, Md.

BOX SCORE

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The scoring started quickly for St. Mary's. In the third minute of the game, Anoi Hindle found Josh McRobie to give the Seahawks the 1-0 lead.
  • The Sea Gulls had a chance to tie the game when Kevin Eriksen found himself one-on-one with the Seahawk goalie in the 30th minute, but Eriksen's shot was saved by Patrick Paolini.
  • In the 55th minute, Cullen Myers tipped the ball off of a cross to find Luke Ahalt who would sneak it past Paolini to tie the game, 1-1.
  • Not long after the Ahalt goal, Hindle had the chance to take the lead for the Seahawks on a breakaway, but Gabe Dunn came up with a huge save to keep the game tied.
  • In the final three minutes, Beau Johnson had the chance to give the Sea Gulls the lead, but his shot was only inches away, hitting off the post.
  • In the first overtime period, it did not take the Sea Gulls long to find the back of the goal. John Ford would insert the ball on a Salisbury corner kick, his insert found Ryan Spadin who was there to head the ball for the golden goal.

GAME NOTES

  • Salisbury had the shot advantage over St. Mary's, 16-8.
  • The Sea Gulls also held the 4-1 advantage in corners over the Seahawks.
  • Gabe Dunn recorded five saves in goal for the Sea Gulls.
  • Luke Ahalt led Salisbury with five shots, four of which on goal. 

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Junior Luke Ahalt and senior Ryan Spadin both scored their first goal of the season in high fashion to edge the Seahawks.
  • Spadin's goal is also his first game-winning goal of the season.
  • Gabe Dunn recorded eighteen saves so far this season, thirteen of which in the last three games.
  • Salisbury has now won back-to-back games.

UP NEXT

  • Salisbury hit the road on Wednesday, Oct. 23 when they travel to Fredericksburg, Va. to take on the Eagles of Mary Washington.
  • Kickoff of the CAC contest is set for 3:30 p.m.
  • Live stats and video will be provided.

 

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