2000 Season Recap

In perhaps the most successful season in the history of the its program, the 2000 Salisbury State University women's soccer program put together a 22 game unbeaten streak enroute to a spot into the NCAA national quarterfinals. The team brought home much hardware on the year including championships in the Capital Athletic Conference and Southeast Region. The team combined to outscore its opponents 97-17 while averaging over four goals per game.

SSU began the season with a tough game against York (Pa.) where the Sea Gulls came home with a 1-0 victory. After two consecutive blowout wins, the maroon and gold picked up a tough 2-1 double-overtime victory over Richard Stockton. The team would then win four more matches, three by shutout, before deadlocking in a 1-1 tie with CAC rival Mary Washington. The women would then defeat Gallaudet before tying St. Mary's (Md.) . What was to come next was nine consecutive victories, three of which were in the CAC tournament. SSU, while playing as the second-seed, defeated top-seeded Mary Washington to take home the conference championship.

The women were next greeted with a tough Lynchburg College squad but would ultimately prevail, 2-1 in double-overtime. After winning 2-0 against Villa Julie to claim the Southeast Regional championship, SSU squared off with Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the NCAA quarterfinals but had their season end after falling 2-0.

The Sea Gulls were led on the season by the fine play of junior defender Ellen Mirsky. The Marlton, N.J., native spearheaded a SSU defense that limited opponents to just 0.74 goals per game. SSU had three members named to the All-CAC first team in Mirsky, junior midfielder Meredith Bigham and senior goalkeeper Amy Forbes. A trio was also honored to the All-CAC second team in junior forwards Sarah Harding and Cindy Maxfield and freshman midfielder Amber Bradford.

SSU Statistical Leaders

 

Goals  
Amber Bradford  14
Meredith Bigham 13
Cindy Maxfield 13
   
Assists  
Joy Mulholland 11
Sarah Harding  8
Amber Bradford
Meredith Bigham 7
   
Points  
Amber Bradford  35 
Meredith Bigham 33 
Cindy Maxfield  30 
   
Saves  
Amy Forbes 72 
Jessica Shaffer  1
   

 

 

 

 

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