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Scots Overpower Vikings

Scots Overpower Vikings

WENHAM, Mass. -- Gordon took a 3-1 lead into halftime before cruising to a 5-1 victory over Salem State in non-conference women's soccer action at Brigham Athletic Complex on Tuesday night. The Fighting Scots improve to 7-4 while the Vikings slip to 2-6.

The Scots first got on the board in the sixth minute when Lexi Potter finished a ball to the far left post from just outside the goal box for the early 1-0 lead. Three minutes later, Asha Steele converted a penalty kick following a foul on Salem State keeper Rebecca Sabino (So./Peabody, Mass.) to extend the lead to two. Tori Caswell  further widened the gap to a comfortable 3-0 in the 17th minute, burying a slotted feed through the area from Potter into the right upper 90. Though the majority of possession favored Gordon throughout the majority of the first, the Vikings took advantage of a scoring opportunity 30 minutes in when Keely Gallagher fired a shot from long distance that skipped over a reaching Jenny Deckert  to put Salem on the board.

That proved as close as the Vikings would get, however, as Potter and Steele recorded their second tallies of the night in the 59th and 76th minutes, respectively, off helpers from Caswell to put the game out of reach.

Sabino finished with seven saves for Salem State while keepers  Deckert and Giselle Maso split duty in net, combining for five saves.