Women’s soccer is triumphant on their senior day against Salisbury

By Jordan Fairchild

Elm Staff Writer

On Friday, April 16, the Shorewomen competed against the Salisbury University Seagulls at the Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium, ending at 1–0 and securing a Senior Day victory. 

Five seniors were honored for the Shorewomen on Friday night: Annalie Buscarino, Brenda Clark, Maddie Noonan, Sara Douglass, and Brianna Parise. 

Buscarino and Clark were captains of the team for this exhibition season. 

The only goal of the game was scored by junior Erin O’Reilly in the first half of the game, which would eventually win the game for the Shorewomen over the Seagulls. 

“The most challenging thing about the game versus Salisbury was probably creating more goal-scoring opportunities,” freshman Ellen Daly said. “They played with five people in the midfield, which made it hard at times to connect passes through the middle. But we were able to break down their defense by making runs towards the sideline and switching the field.”

The Shorewomen held an advantage over the Seagulls in saves throughout the game. The Shorewomen made four saves during the game, compared to the single save made by the Seagulls. 

Buscarino had one save in goal and junior Noah Smith would account for the other three. 

The Shorewomen fell short to the Seagulls in shot attempts with the Seagulls tallying eight shots compared to five shots for the Shorewomen. 

The Seagulls also held a slight advantage over the Shorewomen in corner kicks, at 4–3. 

“This was an amazing game and an amazing win for the seniors, it’s gonna be really hard to see them leave,” junior Bess Mascone said. “But our younger players have been showing a lot of promise for the next few years, which is exciting.” 

This marked the final game of the season for the Shorewomen. The Shorewomen will end this exhibition season with a record of 2–1–1. 

The Shorewomen should hopefully take to the field again this coming fall of 2021 in a regular season with official Centennial Conference play. Due to COVID-19, the Shorewomen’s last fall season was cancelled. 

Featured Photo caption: Freshman Amity Harrington dribbles the ball down the field. Photo by Ben Wang.

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