Spartans Cruise Past Mustangs in CAC Tilt
OWINGS MILLS-MD-The York College men’s soccer team extended their unbeaten streak to 49 as the Spartans outlasted the Villa Julie Mustangs 3-1 in Capital Athletic Conference action on Wednesday afternoon in Owings Mills, Md. The Spartans improve to 9-0 overall and 2-0 in the CAC while the Mustangs fall to 4-5 overall and 1-1 in the conference.
The Spartans wasted little time in getting on the board as All-American forward Andrew Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Patapasco) took a Matthew Detzel (York, Pa/Central York) pass and scored just 42 seconds into the game. The Spartans continued to dominate the statistics but would be unable to pad the lead. York outshot the hosts 18-1 in the opening 45 minutes while they also held a 6-0 bulge in corner kicks. One problem for York is that they played a man-down from the 39th minute on due to a red card.
Despite being a man-down for the entire second half, the green and white struck for their second goal in the 54th minute as, for the first time this year, the Ports brothers combined for a goal. Senior All-American Chris Ports (Baltimore, Md./John Carroll School) found sophomore brother Jon Ports (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) for a goal. The tally was Jon’s seventh goal of the year while the assist was Chris’s first. The appearance for Chris was his first after suffering an off-season injury that he is continuing to recover from.
York added a third goal in the 58th minute as Justin Suchoski (Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy) picked up an unassisted goal for the green and white.
The Mustangs’ Tyler King spoiled the shutout with a goal in the 85th minute.
Spartan junior Kyle Marks (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) registered the win in goal as he played 75:20 of shutout soccer in goal. Sophomore Ryan Hock (Brookeville, Md./Sherwood) surrendered the goal as he recorded 14:40 of time in net for York. Eric Lowman started for the Mustangs and played 63:20 as he allowed all three York goals. Lowman notched seven saves for VJC. Adam Wiatrowski played the remaining 26:40 and also made seven saves for the Mustangs.
York held a dominating 35-5 edge in shots while they held a 17-1 bulge in shots on goal. York had nine corner kicks to zero for the Mustangs.
The game was physical as there were 25 combined fouls, one red card, and nine yellow cards.
York returns to action on Saturday as they face Salisbury University in a key Capital Athletic Conference match. The contest is slated for a 2:30 pm kick off.