BY DIAMOND HOLTON
Salisbury University women’s soccer trumped York College, 3-0 as three seniors scored on Senior Day.
Senior Logan O’Meara put the Sea Gulls (10-3-1, 4-1-1 CAC) on the board first with her second goal of the season. Salisbury stormed down the field as senior forward Jenna DeLetto was on the right side of the box and chipped it to O’Meara who made the finish on the left side.
“It was awesome and it was nice that all our hard work paid off especially because we started off with 14 seniors my freshman year and to have 11 start today was awesome,” O’Meara said. “It was just a really cool feeling about it in the game lineup, so it was really sweet.”
It was not the Spartans’ (4-9, 2-4 CAC) day as they were held to only four shots in the first half compared to Salisbury’s nine shots. They didn’t have any corner attempts throughout the entire match up either while the Sea Gulls had six.
Fresh legs were consistently in play for Salisbury as substitutions were made, keeping York on their toes. The shots poured in against senior Kate Lutte of York as she recorded five saves with three goals against her.
Good execution and great defense from the Sea Gulls kept their opponent scoreless in the match. Head coach Kwame Lloyd said he couldn’t have asked for anything better from his team Saturday.
“It’s a great fall day with the weather and our seniors scoring goals for us on Senior Day,” Lloyd said. “We were just excited to see everyone on the field again.”
Two goals late in the game not even a minute apart sealed the win for the Sea Gulls. In the second half, DeLetto took the corner kick but the ball was deflected to senior Christine Clark who knocked in her third goal of the season scoring in the upper left hand corner giving SU a 2-0 lead.
DeLetto got in on the scoring action with her fifth goal of the season, scoring the final goal of the match. The pass she received didn’t even make it to the other side of the field as DeLetto came from the left side of the box with the finish into the right side of the net.
Salisbury finished with a 16-9 shot advantage over York and of those shots, eight were on goal. With that goal in the first half and a brick wall defense, the Sea Gulls have proven they are more than just a second half team.
Their defense still sits at the top of the conference in goals against average, with a 0.82 mark.
Salisbury heads on the road Wednesday facing Christopher Newport University under the lights at 7 p.m. Lloyd knows that CNU will be a challenging team to face.
“It’s a battle of the two best teams in the conference, so we’ll be looking forward to it,” he said. “Obviously some teams have had some success against them and this year we were able to see film and both teams will be well-prepared. I’m looking forward to it.”