Women’s Soccer forces draw with No. 8 CNU, secures top seed in CAC Tournament

Women’s Soccer forces draw with No. 8 CNU, secures top seed in CAC Tournament

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Salisbury University women's soccer team secured the top seed and first-round bye in next week's Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Tournament with a scoreless, double-overtime draw against the No. 8 Christopher Newport Captains on Wednesday.

THE RUNDOWN

Final Score: Salisbury 0, No. 8 CNU 0
Records: Salisbury (13-2-3, 9-0-1 CAC) | CNU (15-1-3, 8-1-1 CAC)
Location: Captains Field – Newport News, Va.

BOX SCORE

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • With CNU looking to make up the goal differential from the previous matchup, the Captains came out firing. In the 24th minute, Emily Talotta had a breakaway but Emma Hill made a diving stop to keep the game scoreless.
  • Salisbury's best chance of the first half came in the 19th minute as Kara Schmidt shot a bender from just outside the box that Haley Eiser knocked down and corralled for the save.
  • Autumn Dougherty had back to back-to-back chances at goal in the 52nd and 55th minute but Eiser stopped both of the shots.
  • Hill stepped up again near the end of regulation when Riley Cook's free-kick from outside of the box ended up in Hill's hands.
  • Cook nearly ended the game in the first overtime, but her shot ricocheted off the right post.

GAME NOTES

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Salisbury sits atop the CAC standings at the end of the regular season for the first time since the 2012 season.
  • Salisbury records its 12th shutout of the season and continues its unbeaten streak to 14 consecutive games.

UP NEXT

  • As the top seed, Salisbury will play the winner of the York/St. Mary's game at SU Soccer Complex on Wednesday, Nov. 6 in the CAC Semifinals.
  • The game is set for a 2:30 p.m. start.
  • Live stats and video will be available.

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