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PHOTOS: SU men’s soccer defeats CNU for first time since 2013

Photos by BRENDAN LINK

Staff Photographer

 

For its second consecutive victory, the Salisbury University men’s soccer team (10-2-2, 3-1-1 CAC) had to once again battle until the final whistle. Hosting the 2017 Capital Athletic Conference runner-up Christopher Newport University Captains, SU found its best chance of the match with under two minutes remaining.

On a cross, junior forward Steve White found running senior midfielder Robbie Budd at the top of the box. Budd leaped and powered a header into the back of the goal for a key 1-0 victory in the conference race.

Staff photographer Brendan Link took the following photo gallery during the dramatic match.

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SU players huddle up during a pause in the action. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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SU freshman forward Cullen Myers staves off a CNU defender. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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SU winger Matt Hawkins makes a run upfield. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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Hawkins makes a quick turn. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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SU goalkeeper Trevor Brookhart takes a goal kick. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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SU sophomore midfielder Beau Johnson turns upfield. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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Johnson chases after the ball. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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Johnson looks for an open teammate. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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SU junior center back Trent Hofmeister looks for an open teammate. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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Hawkins keeps the ball in play. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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Brookhart punts the ball away. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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SU sophomore defender Alton Walker knocks the ball ahead. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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Hawkins looks for an open teammate. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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Walker kicks the ball. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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SU junior center back Alex Eiben dribbles the ball. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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Hofmeister settles the ball. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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Walker dribbles the ball ahead. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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Myers keeps a Captain defender away. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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Hawkins passes the ball ahead. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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Myers takes a throw-in. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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Budd knocks the ball ahead. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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Budd drives inside. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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Walker takes a free kick. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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Walker takes a free kick. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo
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Brookhart punts the ball away. Oct. 17. Brendan Link photo

 

 

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