Sea Gulls earn 1-1 draw at Kenyon

Sea Gulls earn 1-1 draw at Kenyon

GAMBIER, Ohio. – The Salisbury University women's soccer team took on Kenyon College in non-conference play Saturday afternoon, taking the Ladies to a thrilling 1-1 draw in double overtime.

The first half of the contest saw a back-and-forth defensive bout with both teams having ample chances to give their side an early lead.

Salisbury's first chance came in the 10th minute when senior Lauren Minghenelli fired a shot toward the goal but went wide of the target. Four minutes later, classmate Carli Dixon would try to get on the board for the Sea Gulls but was denied by the Kenyon keeper.

The teams would continue to battle back and forth in the match until the 39th minute when Kenyon forward Gwyneth Phillips converted a header off a corner kick to give the Ladies a 1-0 cushion minutes before halftime.

The Sea Gulls would rebound three minutes later when freshman Julianna Boller pounced on a Kenyon defensive error in front of goal and slid a shot past Jillian Countey to bring the Sea Gulls level just before the break. Boller's goal marked her first of the season and her first collegiate goal for the maroon and gold.

After the break, Salisbury came out firing on all cylinders outshooting Kenyon 12-2 but was unable to connect, forcing extra time. Both teams would get ample chances to see their team through but were unable to connect in the waning moments of the match.

The Sea Gulls' best chance to steal a last-minute victory came in the final seconds when junior Ruthie Lucas collected a loose ball, went one on one with the Kenyon keeper and pushed a shot inches left of the post to leave the score tied after double overtime.

A stout Salisbury defense, led by senior goal keeper Alesha Seifert, held the Ladies to only three shots on goal and two corner kicks. Seifert commanded all 110 minutes of the contest and notched two saves for the Sea Gulls.

The Sea Gulls continue their road campaign tomorrow, September 11, at 12 p.m., as they travel to Granville, Ohio to take on the Denison University Big Red.

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