Sea Gulls fall at Stevenson, 2-1 following late-minute header

Sea Gulls fall at Stevenson, 2-1 following late-minute header

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Salisbury University women's soccer team traveled to Mustang Stadium to take on Stevenson University Wednesday evening, but fell 2-1 after a late header.

The Sea Gulls continued their season tradition as they got on the offense early with senior Erin McQuate opening up a shot in the fourth minute, but was saved by a well-placed Tiffany McKee.

The rest of the first half would see an end-to-end contest with Stevenson outshooting the Sea Gulls 10-4 and earning two of the three corners in the half. Despite the first half comparisons, both teams had plenty of quality looks on goal but the score would remain level after 45.

In the second half, freshman Lydia Narum would get the first good look on goal for the Sea Gulls but put it just over the cross bar leaving the scored tied at 0-0.

Despite the offensive efforts from the Sea Gulls, it would be the Mustangs who got on the board first in the 57th minute as Alexis Siejack collected a bounce off a defender and snuck a low shot past an on rushing Salisbury keeper, Hope Knussman to give the Mustangs a one-goal cushion.

Salisbury would eventually bring the score level in the 65th minute when senior Jenny Gavigan's precise cross met Narum in stride on the back post to head one home for the Sea Gulls. Narum's header marked her first career goal for the maroon and gold.

After bringing the scores level, both teams settled in and displayed the same end-to-end play that finished out the previous half.

The Sea Gull defense played a relentless match until the 85th minute when a Mustang corner found Alayna Roesener who headed it inches over an outstretched Knussman to give Stevenson what would be the winning goal of the match.

Stevenson outshot Salisbury 15-9 in the contest, Knussman notched eight saves for the Sea Gulls as Tiffany McKee would post six saves for the Mustangs.

The Sea Gulls are back in action at home against Southern Virginia this Saturday, September 24 at 2 p.m.

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