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Varsity Soccer vs. The Gunnery

Event Type: Regular
Advantage:Home

Date: October 7, 2017

Result:Win
Score:5-0

Event Recap:

Knights Crush Highlanders

Salisbury broke out of its recent slump in decisive fashion on Saturday afternoon, crushing The Gunnery in a 5-0 shutout in front of an elated home crowd. The win snapped a three-loss skid for the Knights, who had not won since beating Pomfret back on September 23.

“A much-needed victory,” gushed head coach Ben Walsh after the game. “With several players out because of SATs, many stepped up.” Indeed, Walsh could count goals from five different players. Ian Smith dribbled to the top of the box for an unassisted goal to open the scoring. Thomas Yegbor followed with one of his patented “now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t” howitzers from 35 yards out. Uli Soto’s unassisted score made it 3-0 before Adam Abrams set up Seth Gelwarg to complete Salisbury’s first-half production. Luis Ballester added a goal in the second half, assisted by Carlos Gomez, for the final tally.

Wes Cobb had the start in goal and earned his first shutout.

“We held the majority of possession,” Walsh commented, “and we were able to get everyone in. All in all, it was a good team win.”

Loomis comes to the Hilltop on Wednesday. The Pelicans boast a 7-2 record and are riding a four-game win-streak during which they have outscored opponents by a whopping 28-2.

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