ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - Salisbury handed Bridgewater College its first loss of the season as the Seagulls blanked the Eagles 1-0 Saturday in men's soccer action at the Seahawks Classic.
Bridgewater held a slim 7-6 edge in shots in the opening half, but the first 45 minutes ended in a scoreless tie.
Salisbury scored the game's lone goal in the 57th minute when the Eagles were whistled for a foul in the box. Salisbury's Ryan Spadin took the penalty kick and Bridgewater keeper Quentin Boric came up with a huge stop. Spadin, however, cleaned up the rebound and put the ball into the back of the net to give the Seagulls a 1-0 lead.
The Seagulls defense kept the Eagles under wraps the rest of the way, allowing just one shot on goal in the final 33 minutes. Eagles' defender Claudio Conde put a shot on frame in the 85th minute, but Salisbury keeper Trevor Brookhart made the save to preserve the 1-0 lead.
Salisbury finished with a 14-9 edge in total shots and a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Senior wing Jacob Heiston led the Eagles with four shots, two of those on goal. Boric finished the contest with six saves.
Bridgewater is back in action Sunday afternoon when the Eagles play St. Mary's College at 4:00 p.m. St. Mary's defeated Virginia Wesleyan in overtime, 3-2, in Saturday's other contest.