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PHOTOS: SU advances to CAC semis over CNU

Photos by BRENDAN LINK

Staff Photographer

 

It took 90 minutes, two periods of overtime and finally penalty kicks to decide which team would move on to the Capital Athletic Conference semifinals from Sea Gull Soccer Stadium Saturday afternoon. In a tight 1-1 result, the No. 3 Sea Gulls defeated No. 6 Christopher Newport University 3-1 on penalty kicks to make their second consecutive CAC semifinal appearance.

Salisbury will now travel on Wednesday to No. 2 St. Mary’s (Md.) for a chance to advance into the CAC championship match. Staff photographer Brendan Link documented the dramatic finish Saturday afternoon.

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SU sophomore defender Alton Walker drives the ball ahead. Oct. 27. Brendan Link photo
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SU freshman forward Cullen Myers dribbles ahead. SU junior midfielder Ryan Spadin in background. Oct. 27. Brendan Link photo
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SU sophomore midfielder Beau Johnson avoids CNU midfielder Tanner Dail. Oct. 27. Brendan Link photo
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Johnson tries to keep the ball in play. Oct. 27. Brendan Link photo
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SU junior winger Matt Hawkins looks ahead while SU junior center back Alex Eiben makes a run. Oct. 27. Brendan Link photo
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Johnson runs ahead. Spadin and SU junior winger Steve White in background. Oct. 27. Brendan Link photo
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SU junior center back Trent Hofmeister passes the ball over to Eiben. Oct. 27. Brendan Link photo
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Hofmeister rises for a header over CNU forward Jordan Boone. Oct. 27. Brendan Link photo
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Hawkins cuts back as he dribbles. Oct. 27. Brendan Link photo
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Myers secures the ball. Oct. 27. Brendan Link photo
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Hofmeister takes a throw-in. Oct. 27. Brendan Link photo
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Hofmeister drives the ball downfield. Oct. 27. Brendan Link photo
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SU senior midfielder Robbie Budd takes a penalty kick. Oct. 27. Brendan Link photo
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Spadin takes a penalty kick. Oct. 27. Brendan Link photo
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SU senior goalkeeper Trevor Brookhart celebrates a penalty kick save. Oct. 27. Brendan Link photo
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Myers takes a penalty kick. Oct. 27. Brendan Link photo
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Brookhart makes a penalty kick save. Oct. 27. Brendan Link photo
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Brookhart celebrates the victory with the fans. Oct. 27. Brendan Link photo
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SU celebrates around Brookhart after he made the winning save. Oct. 27. Brendan Link photo

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