Sea Gulls soar past Royals, 9-0, on final day of Salisbury University Classic

Sea Gulls soar past Royals, 9-0, on final day of Salisbury University Classic

SALISBURY, Md. – The offense got started early and didn't stop for the Salisbury University women's soccer team on Sunday afternoon, as it defeated Eastern Mennonite University, 9-0, for the conclusion of the Salisbury University Classic.

It took just over two minutes for the Sea Gulls to find the back of the net in the contest. Senior Samantha Beck lined up for a corner kick on the left side and launched it into the box and senior Christine Clark took it from there, heading it into the back of the net to go up 1-0.

Senior Victoria Luc found the back of the net just over 30 seconds later to bring SU's lead to 2-0 when she finished on a cross from senior Jenna DeLetto, heading it in from the left side.

At 7:19, DeLetto took advantage of a deflected ball and sent it in from the right side of the box before picking up her second assist of the afternoon when she crossed a ball into the box that was headed in by Luc to go up 4-0.

Salisbury scored on another header at 10:52 when senior Heather Deamond crossed the ball into the box from the right side that senior Logan O'Meara sent just over the fingertips of Royals goalkeeper Brianna Stanard.

At 22:16, senior Kandace Racine dribbled the ball into the box on the right side and sent the ball back towards the middle where Beck ran in and launched it into the back of the net, putting the Gulls up 6-0.

Sophomores Ruthie Lucas and Alex Pryor each notched a goal apiece, and sophomore Jamie Tacka picked up an assist to give Salisbury an 8-0 advantage going into the break.

The Sea Gulls maintained possession over the Royals for most of the first period, recording a 21-2 shot advantage at the half.

The second half was the same story as the first, with Salisbury controlling the ball for the bulk of the period. With just under three minutes remaining in the game, sophomore Rachel Anderson fired a ball from 30 yards out and into the back of the net to earn her first-career goal and cap the scoring in the contest.

Sophomore Ellen Anderson saw her first-career start in goal for the Sea Gulls, playing all 90 minutes in front of the net and garnering two saves. Stanard picked up nine saves in goal for the Royals.

Salisbury will travel down through the Bay Bridge Tunnel to take on Virginia Wesleyan College on Tuesday in another non-conference matchup. That game is set for 7 p.m.

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