BRIDGEPORT, West Virginia – After opening their season last weekend, the Salem women’s soccer team continued their debut home stand this evening against the Bobcats of Frostburg State. Salem battled with Frostburg, but the Bobcats were too much for the Tigers in a late evening game at The Bridge Sports Complex.
Initially, the Tigers kept the game close in a defensive battle. Salem kept the Bobcats at bay for most of the first half, but Frostburg State found the back of the net twice in the last 10 minutes before the half. With those 2 Frostburg goals, Salem trailed as they entered the intermission.
On the other side of the break, things didn’t go as smoothly for the Tigers. Frostburg State controlled the pace of play well, and Salem could not quite keep up. The Frostburg offensive firepower went on full display on their way to a 7-0 scoreline by the final whistle.
While the difficult game is never ideal, there are always some bright spots. Salem got some strong defensive play from newcomers Jerica Mayberry and Marina Cher. In goal, Sarah Cabrera had a busy night with a staggering 22 saves on 43 shots from the Bobcats.
The Tigers will be looking to reset in their next contest as they are set to hit the road for the first away contest of the season on Sunday, September 17th against the West Liberty Hilltoppers.