YORK, PA – Seven different players recorded goals Wednesday afternoon, as the #3 York College men’s soccer team defeated visiting Gallaudet University 7-0 in Capital Athletic Conference action. With the victory, the Spartans improve to 8-0-2 (3-0-1 CAC) on the year while increasing their unbeaten streak to 30 consecutive games. Gallaudet’s loss drops the Bison to 0-11 (0-4) in 2009.
The Green and White wasted little time as Jon Ports (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) posted York’s opening salvo a mere 1:20 into the match. Ports received a feed from Mike Gill (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) across the top of the box before striking his third tally of the season into the far right side of the goal.
Mike O’Connell (Bowie, Md./Archbishop Spalding) notched the Spartans’ second tally just over two minutes later. Aaron Good (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown Area) fed Kemal Nuspahic (East Petersburg, Pa./Warwick) along the right side of the field. The sophomore standout then slipped a ball across the face of Gallaudet’s goal where O’Connell one-timed the pass into the back of the net.
Nuspahic and Gill would register the Spartans next two scores as the Green and White found themselves up 4-0 less than ten minutes into the match.
Eric Mackin (Moyock, N.C./Currituck County) completed York’s first half scoring in the 14th minute on a Justin Suchoski (Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy) assist as the senior would post a trio of helpers during the match.
The Spartans would get on the board twice more in the second half with the first coming 4:17 after the break. In what was arguably the Spartan’s prettiest goal of the game, Matt Swiderski (Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall) struck a pass to Suchoski near the right edge of the box. Suchoski deftly one-touched a lofted pass toward the left side of the Bison goal. The senior’s pass proved on-target as the ball found the head of freshman Grant Anikienko (Columbia, Pa./Lancaster Catholic) who snapped home his first collegiate goal.
Swiderski finished York’s scoring effort in the game’s 54th minute while the game was called after the 70th minute due to darkness.
For the match, the Spartans posted 31 shots while not allowing their visitors to have an attempt. York also led in corners by a 9-1 margin. Additionally, of the Spartans seven scores, six came by way of assists including a trio of double-assist efforts.
Freshman Jesse Derksen (York, Pa./Susquehannock) collects the win in the Spartan net playing the match’s first 8:35. Sophomore Kyle Connolly (Stratham, N.H./Exeter) was between the pipes for the final 62:26 as neither York goalkeeper was forced to make a save. Poloko Qobose performed admirably in the Bison net posting eight saves over his 71:01 of work including several quality stops.
The Spartans return to action on Saturday, October 3, as they host #4 Christopher Newport in a battle of top-five squads. Game time from Graham Field is slated for 3:00 pm.
Eric Mackin photo courtesy of Zach Clabaugh