The Academy soccer team traveled to Salisbury on Tuesday for their first game of the season as they visited North Hills Christian School. It took a little time to get the rust off but the team played well for their first game and with having over half the players new to the team. The Sabers went into half time down a goal but were determined to fight their way back into the game. Abigail Wucherer provided solid minutes on offense for the team while Maggie Campbell was a solid presence in the back. The second half was an equally fought battle but the home team was able to extend their lead by another goal early on. Salem wasn’t ready to quit though and cut the lead in half in the 58th minute on a goal from Mandy Peake. Despite a few more chances, the Sabers weren’t able to find the equalizing goal and lost the match, 2-1.