Women’s Soccer earns 3-1 win in CAC opener at Southern Virginia

Women’s Soccer earns 3-1 win in CAC opener at Southern Virginia

Buena Vista, Va. –After a two-hour lightning delay, the Salisbury University women's soccer team defeated the Southern Virginia Knights, 3-1 on Saturday to open their Captial Athletic Conference (CAC) schedule.

THE RUNDOWN

  • Final Score: Salisbury 3, Southern Virginia 1 
  • Records: Salisbury (5-2-2, 1-0 CAC) | Southern Virginia (2-7-1, 0-1 CAC)
  • Location: Buena Vista, Va. – Knight Stadium

BOX SCORE

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Just under five minutes into the game, lightning in the area forced the teams to sit through a two-hour delay.
  • Salisbury scored the opening goal of the game in the 29th minute. Julianna Boller drew a foul in the box and Brooke Rossiter put away the penalty shot for her third goal of the season.
  • With a little less than three minutes left on the clock in the first half, Liliana Caceres reeled in a pass from Kara Schmidt at the top of the box and blasted a shot off the SVU keeper and into the net to double Salisbury's advantage.
  • Salisbury kept the momentum high from the first half as two and half minutes into the second half, Boller passed the ball right under a diving goalkeeper and found Autumn Dougherty in front of the wide-open net to extend the Salisbury lead to 3-0.
  • Southern Virginia scored a goal in the 71st minute on a Savannah Sungberg goal to cut the Salisbury lead to 3-1.

GAME NOTES

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • This is the seventh consecutive win for the Sea Gulls against the Knights.
  • This was Caceres' her first goal of the season, and the second in her collegiate career. 

UP NEXT

  • Salisbury stays on the road next Wednesday as they head down to Fredericksburg, Va. for their second CAC game of the season against the Mary Washington Eagles. 
  • Game time is set for 4 p.m. 
  • Live stats and video are available.

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