The Vikings controlled play for most of the first half, limiting Endicott to just three shots for the period while firing off 12 shots of their own. However, both teams failed to connect leaving the game scoreless at the half. Salem State missed an opportunity to score late in the first after Gulls goalie Alex Jorge (Billerica, MA) was caught out of position, but two straight shots on goal were deflected by an Endicott player.
It was the second straight game that Santos had scored the game-winner for Salem State, who has opened their season with consecutive shutout victories.
Endicott had an opportunity to tie the game with 8:50 remaining after Vikings' goalie Nondas Kargakis (Herkalion, Greece) fell down, but Robbie DiTommaso's (Farmington, CT) shot was stopped by Santos at the goal line.
The Vikings finished the game with an 18-8 advantage in shots, and held a 3-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Jorge gave up just the lone goal and stopped 11 shots, but suffered the defeat for the Gulls (0-1).
Salem State is back in action tomorrow at Alumni Field when they host Thomas College at 2:00 PM. Endicott will play Bridgewater State on Monday at 2:00 PM.