BLOG: #2 York Squares Off with #13 Williams in the NCAA Sweet 16 Round
Hello, this is Jasmine Cruz from York College's sports information office. I'll be bringing you today's Spartan men's soccer action against Williams in the NCAA Sweet 16 round via this blog! Enjoy!
Goalie for Spartans #32 Ryan Hock; Williams #31 Than Finan
Spartan #23 Travis Williams, made shot
Ephs #2 Conor Smith, missed shot
Spartans #8 Jon Ports, made shot
Ephs # 9 Gaston Kelly, made shot
Spartans #12 Aaron Good, made shot.
Ephs #7 Joe Vella, made shot.
Spartans #11 Kemal Nuspahic, made shot
Ephs #16 Philip Vestergaar, made shot
Spartans #10 Lucas Emil, missed shot
Ephs #4 Colin Ainsworth, made shot
Spartans # 13 Adam Good, made shot
Ephs # 3 Charles Romero, made shot
Spartans #19 Eric Mackin, made shot
Ephs #22 Pierre Meloty-Kapella, made shot
Spartans #6 Cody Pearson, missed shot
Ephs #5 Matt Ratajczak, made shot.
After a long and grueling match that went into two extended periods and a PK shoot out, the Spartans fall to Williams, who will now move on to the next round of the NCAA tournament.
The York College Spartans season end with a record of 17-1-5. Congrautions to all of the men's players for a very impressive season and making it this far in the tournamant.
At the end of the regualtion and over time periods, the teams now enter a Penalty Kick shoot out.
#10 Lucas Emil went for the free kick and placed the ball at the right post for Spartan #18 Antonio Bua to head the ball in the net. Goalie, #1 Andrew Graham, did not let the Spartans take the lead and collected another save for the Ephs.
Off that header, Bua fell to the ground with a minor injury but remains in the game.
Spartans #7 Mike Gill took at 40 yard shot at the goal but placed it too far to the left.
Spartan #11 Kemal Nuspahic drove the ball down the right side of the field with just two defenders on him and struck the ball at the goal but up short and went just out side the post.
The score remains 1-1 at the end of the first 10 minute period.
The second period is now kicked off.
At the end of regulation the score remains 1-1. The Spartans and Ephs now enter two 10 minute golden goal periods.
York Spartans #9 Mike O'Connell faked out two defenders and flipped the ball over an oppenents head to give him a clearing for a shot. Unfortunately O'Connell was not able to connect with the back of the net.
With bout 20 minutes left in the match, both teams are neck and neck to keep possession of the ball to eran more points.
#11 Kemal Nuspahic attempted to tack on a goal for the Spartans to take the lead but his shot was saved by Ephs goalie. Nuspahic's shot was assisted by #10 Lucas Emil and #12 Aaron Good.
With 39:05 left to play in the game a collision between York goalie, #32 Ryan Hock, Spartan defender, #2 Scott Becker, and a member of the Williams Ephs, left Becker down on the field injuried. After a few minutes with the athletic trainers, Becker was able to walk off the field, but suffers a brutal cut on the right side of his face. He is currently being looked at by the trainers.
A shot by York Spartans #8 Jon Ports was saved by Williams goalie, #1 Andrew Graham.
#3 Charles Romero of the WilliamS Ephs tried to put the ball in the net with a back foot kick but was just shy of the goal.
A corner kick was followed by the shot but York cleared it out.
The second half is now underway!
At the half the score is tied 1-1.
During the first half of the game, the Spartans have maintained the majority of possession, keeping the Ephs on their toes. The goal scored by Williams in the latter part of the half could possibly change the tempo of the game for the half to come. Hopfeully it fueled the Spartans even more and they will come out with a vengeance to tack on more goals.
From 30 yards out #26 Patrick Ebobisse put the Ephs on the board. Ebobisse was assisted by # 13 Angus Kennedy.
#11 Kemal Nuspahic driddled through defenders down the center to set himself up for a shot, but came off too wide of the goal.
#8 Jon Ports brought the ball down the right sideline, shaking off numerous defenders, and passed it off up the middle to #18 Antonio Bua who over shot the goal.
Williams goalie, #1 Andrew Graham, colleceted the ball off a corner kick from the Spartans, taken by #10 Lucas Emil.
Free kick awarded to Spartans 22 yards out. #10 Lucas Emil went up for the kick and stricked it directly at the wall of defensive Williams players.
Spartans come out strong with a goal by #8 Jon Ports with an assist by #22 Justin Suchoski. Goal was scored with 40:55 on the clock.
Today's game is officially underway with York Spartans wearing their green jerseys and William Ephs sporting the white.
We're getting ready for the start of the match. Both teams are on the field getting their warmup work in. Hopefully we'll see a great match! Stay tuned for more.