FROSTBURG, Maryland – After a disappointing night in Charleston in the mid-week, the Salem men’s soccer program headed up to Frostburg State for a Saturday evening matchup. The Tigers fell to the Bobcats at home earlier in the season, and Salem was able to avenge that loss with a 1-0 victory today.
Salem got off to a great start in the early moments of the contest when a David Teruel Nuno cross found the head of Ionut Rares Gaspar, who headed it to the left of the Bobcat keeper for the lone goal in the match. With an early lead, Salem settled back into their strong suit, namely a stingy defensive backline. The backline headed off the Frostburg attack through the first 45, and Salem went into the intermission with a tight 1-0 ballgame.
For the second half, Frostburg State kept the pressure on the Tigers as they pushed for that late equalizer. Through that hard nosed defensive approach and a great day between the posts for Ryan Schneider, Salem protected that 1-0 to pull away with their second win of the season.
On the score sheet, Salem was led by the play of Ionut Rares Gaspar and David Teruel Nuno who combined for the lone goal of the game. Ryan Schneider added a pair of saves in a shutout performance in goal.
The Tigers will be back home for their final home game of the season against the Senators of Davis and Elkins College on Wednesday, October 25th at 7:30 PM at The Bridge Sports Complex in Bridgeport, West Virginia.