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Soccer Loses Two Close Matches This Weekend

Decatur, GA- The Salem College soccer team fell in two tough matches this weekend at the Smart Women Sweat Tournament hosted by Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA. Salem lost 1-0 to Meredith College on Saturday, and lost by the same score to Spelman College on Sunday. On Saturday, Salem...

Decatur, GA- The Salem College soccer team fell in two tough matches this weekend at the "Smart Women Sweat Tournament" hosted by Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA. Salem lost 1-0 to Meredith College on Saturday, and lost by the same score to Spelman College on Sunday.

On Saturday, Salem gave up a goal with less than a minuteleft in the first half to Meredith, which was the difference in the game. Margaux Spiegel scored the goal for Meredith off of an assist by Hannah Worley and Carter Watson. Tatum Justice (Jacksonville, NC) had a chance to tie the game with four minutes left, but her shot was blocked by a Meredith defender. Meredith outshot Salem 14-8, and Andrea Baldwin (Hudson, NC) had 6 saves for Salem.

A tired Salem team played an even match with Spelman until there were only five minutes left, when Tyra Weaver slipped one into the net for Spelman. Spelman outshot Salem 20-14. Baldwin had 11 saves for the Spirits.

"I anticipated this weekend to be our toughest of the season" said Coach Jay Callahan. "I was very impressed with how hard the team worked in both games.  If it weren't for two mental lapses, we would have come away from the weekend with two ties against two very strong programs. I am glad that we are finally going to get to play a couple home games next weekend."

Salem's record drops to 2-3. They play their first two home games of the season against Peace (September 20th) and Randolph (September 21st). Both games will be played at 2:00 pm.

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