Women's soccer wins third straight, 2-0, over Hood

Women's soccer wins third straight, 2-0, over Hood

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University women's soccer team extended its winning streak to three games with a 2-0 victory against Capital Athletic Conference foe Hood College on Saturday morning at Sea Gull Stadium.

Salisbury got on the board in the 24th minute when sophomore defender Colleen O'Connell sent a perfect cross to junior Erin Mooney. Mooney waited for the ball just yards off the end line and finished with a quick shot into the left side of the net for the 1-0 Salisbury lead.

Salisbury kept the pressure on throughout the first half, outshooting the Blazers, 10-1, in the opening 45 minutes, taking the one-goal edge to halftime.

In the second, the Sea Gulls (5-3-2, 1-0-0 CAC) did not let up, again holding a large margin in shots, 13-1, over Hood (1-6-0, 0-2-0 CAC) and gaining three corner kicks in the second half.

One of Salisbury's early chances in the second half, came in the 57th minute when junior Casey Hafford ripped a shot from 25 yards out on the left side. Her effort sailed toward the upper-right corner of the goal before Hood keeper Kristen Cacciola leaped and punched the ball just over the goal.

Salisbury put home the insurance goal that it needed, but it would not come until the final minutes of the contest. Mooney made a run toward the left post and took another ideal cross from O'Connell, finishing for the two-goal edge.

The Sea Gull defense maintained the shutout, allowing just two Hood shots in the contest. Freshman goalkeeper Michelle Conrad made just one save in nearly 87 minutes in goal. Sophomore Lauren West stopped one shot in relief of Conrad.

The shutout is Salisbury's fifth of the season.

Salisbury will finish up a five-game homestand on Wednesday, when it will host Marymount (Va.) University at the SU Soccer Complex. The game is slated to begin at 4 p.m.

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