Soccer wins first ever Great South Tournament match
October 31, 2009
Winston-Salem, NC-The Salem College soccer team played in their first Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) tournament match today, and defeated Spelman College (2-0). Jazmine Bridgeman (Mill Spring, NC) came up huge in goal for the Spirits with five impressive saves in the match. Salem will now head to Maryville College to play the #1 seeded Scots in the GSAC semifinals on November 6th. Salem improves to 12-6-1 on the season.
Salem outshot Spelman 3-2 in a scoreless first half. The game opened up in the second half. Tatum Justice (Jacksonville, NC) put Salem on the scoreboard in the 52nd minute off of an assist by Courtney Sauer (Carthage, NC). Tara Madden scored an unassisted insurance goal in the 73rd minute. Bridgeman and the Salem defense held off several shots by Spelman in the last fifteen minutes to keep their 6th shutout of the season. Spelman had a 9-8 advantage in shots, and 2-1 corner kick advantage.
The match against Maryville will be played at noon for a chance to go to the GSAC finals. Maryville has an impressive 95 game unbeaten streak in Great South matches, and eight straight conference championships.