September 27, 2008

Two Goods Tally as Spartans Edge Salisbury

SALISBURY, MD – The York College men’s soccer team took home a solid Capital Athletic Conference victory with a 2-1 result over host Salisbury. The win moves the #3 Spartans to a sparkling 9-0 for the season including 2-0 in CAC action, while Salisbury drops to 8-1-1 overall and 1-1 in league play.

After a 0-0 first half of play, junior Aaron Good (Elizabethown, Pa./Elizabethtown Area) put the Spartans on the board first with 37:43 left in the second frame. Good made a great individual effort on the right side of the Salisbury 18-yard box. With Salisbury’s goalkeeper Greg Wellinghoff bearing down on him, Good struck a right-footed toe-poke, which he neatly tucked just inside the far left post.

The Sea Gulls managed the equalizer ten minutes later on a Kyle Sterling score. Romaine Bruney won an errant clearance near the top of the Spartan box, which caromed off his face toward the Spartan net. Bruney then beat Spartan goalkeeper Kyle Marks (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) to the free ball, and slipped a great pass to the right foot of Sterling who promptly recorded his fifth score of the year.

With only 6:16 remaining in the game, the Spartans tallied for a second time to go up 2-1. Kemal Nuspahic (East Petersburg, Pa./Warwick) played a beautiful across the middle of the goal from the right side of the box. Junior Jon Ports (Baltimore, Md./John Carroll) deftly struck the ball back to the left foot of sophomore defender Trey Good (Narvon, Pa./Pequea Valley) who had pushed forward on the play. Good hit a solid bounding ball just to the right of Wellinghoff who was unable to keep the attempt out of the goal due to the wet conditions.

The Spartan side controlled much of the play throughout the physical match, highlighted by a 20-7 bulge in shots. The green and white also led 5-3 in corners.

Marks made a trio of saves in the Spartan net as he takes his ninth win of the season. Wellinghoff takes the loss while also recording three stops.

York returns to play on Tuesday, September 30, as they host CAC foe Marymount. Action from Graham Field kicks-off at 4:00 pm.

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Trey Good photo courtesy of Scott Guise