Defense makes Miele's goal stand up in 1-0 win against Ursinus

Defense makes Miele's goal stand up in 1-0 win against Ursinus

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – The Salisbury University women's soccer team collected its first win of the 2011 season, earning a 1-0 decision against Ursinus College during the first day of the Farmingdale State Tournament, hosted by Farmingdale State University.

Salisbury (1-0-1), which was held scoreless in its season opener on Thursday, got the only tally it would need in the 15th minute as senior Amanda Miele found the back of the net for the first time this season.

Freshman goalkeeper Michelle Conrad and the Sea Gull defense, led by starters senior Kira Mangone, sophomore Alex Gower and freshman Jamie Hovendon, made the one goal stand up for the win. Ursinus (0-1-0) managed to get off just three shots, two of which wound up on target, but Conrad turned both away to maintain her career-opening shutout streak, now 200 minutes.

Salisbury attempted seven shots and four corner kicks in the game. Freshman Kristin Butzke was the only Sea Gull besides Miele to put a shot on goal in the game.

Salisbury will look to continue its strong defense on Sunday afternoon as the Gulls will close out play in the Farmingdale State Tournament against Western New England College. That match is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

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