GETTYSBURG, Pa. – The York College men's soccer team picked up their sixth triumph of the season on Wednesday evening as they bested host Gettysburg 1-0 in an under-the-lights non-conference tilt. With the victory, the Spartans improve to 6-5-4 on the season while the Bullets drop to 6-6-1.
Junior Antonio Bua posted the game-winner for the York side as he tallied his fourth of the season 20 minutes into the match. Senior captain Mike Gill served a ball in from the left side of the pitch finding Bua in a dangerous area. In his first attempt, Bua put a strike on target but was denied by Bullet goalkeeper Connor Darrell. The resulting rebound however allowed Bua to get another crack at the Gettysburg goal. This time leaving no doubt, Bua finished into the top shelf to give the Green and White a 1-0 advantage and eventually the final result.
The Spartans had quality chances throughout the evening as they recorded 17 shots, including five from Bua.
York had a quality opportunity late in the 59th minute following a Gettysburg foul. Lining up in front of the goal just 20 yards away, Gill attempted a to put York up by two. However, his strike hit off the Bullet wall and the score remained 1-0.
In the 62nd minute, the Spartans sprung Bua free for a 1v1 opportunity against Darrell. The Gettysburg netminder would get the better of the situation however, as he came up with the save to keep the score at 1-0 York.
Continuing to pepper the Gettysburg net, Jimmy Garrison blasted a ripper from the right side of the pitch in the 72nd minute. It would be Darrell yet again, as he came up with a diving stop to parry the shot away.
Defensively, Spartan goalkeeper Ethan Kavanagh posted a huge save of his own in the 69th minute. Gettysburg's Kyle DeBlois came through on a 1v1 chance with the opportunity to draw the score level. Kavanagh denied that opportunity as he came off his line to challenge DeBlois and knocked away the attempt with his left hand.
For the game, Kavanagh recorded five saves to notch his fourth clean sheet of the season. Darrell posted four stops for the Gettysburg side.
The Spartans outshot their hosts 17-8 while corner kicks proved even at three apiece.
York returns to action on Saturday, October 22, when they travel to Frostburg St. for a CAC tilt. Match time is slated for 5:00 pm.
PHOTO: Antonio Bua settles a ball during York's match against Mary Washington earlier this season. Courtesy of Zach Clabaugh - www.sharpedgefoto.com