Soccer program and Callahan reach milestone 50th NCAA win at Mountain State
October 29, 2010
Beckley, WV-On a very cold night, the Salem College soccer team broke the school's single regular season victory record with a 2-0 road win at Mountain State. Kim Wisen (Madison, OH) scored the game-winning goal in her last regular season match. Salem improves to 15-2 overall this season, and the 15 wins is a new regular season record.
The soccer program and Head Coach Jay Callahan also earned a milestone 50th win. The program went 1-15 in 2006 in Callahan's first season and the Spirits first year in the NCAA. Since then the team has gone 49-18-3 so far over the past four seasons.
In a very physical match, Salem dominated the possession and shot statistics. They were finally able to find the net in the 75th minute when Wisen scored off of an assist by Alexi Saganich (McLeansville, NC) and Amanda Orsino (Sauquoit, NY). Saganich would score one minute later on an assist by Tia Bringhurst (Hurricane, UT) to wrap up the match.
Jazmine Bridgeman (Mill Springs, NC) and Cassy Khouri (Canyon Country, CA) combined for their 11th shutout of the season. Salem out shot Mountain State 30-3, and held an 8-3 corner kick advantage.
Salem will return to action on November 5th in the Great South Athletic Conference semifinals at 6:45 pm in Demorest, GA. Salem finished in second in the GSAC regular season, and will play the winner of the Piedmont-LaGrange/Spelman quarterfinal match.