WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The York College men's soccer team used two first half goals to capture a 2-1 win against Lycoming in a non-conference matchup Monday afternoon.
With the win the Spartans improve to 5-1-1 overall and the Warriors fall to a 2-2-1 overall record. York is currently ranked 19th according to the NSCAA and they were voted ninth in the d3soccer.com poll.
York wasted little time getting the offense started as freshman Greg Bechard (Newark, Del./St. Mark's) scored the first goal of the game and of his collegiate career just a little over 10 minutes in off a pass from Austin Johnson (Avalon, N.J./Middle Township). The Spartans dominated throughout the rest of the first half outshooting the Warriors 16-2. Taylor Brummitt (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) deflected in a shot of his own at 37:53 registering his third goal of the year. The Green and White would take their 2-0 lead into halftime.
Once again the Spartans came out strong and dominated on the offensive end getting off four quick shots, but they could not seem to find the back of the net. Despite being significantly outshot, the Warriors continued to battle and scored a goal of their own off a header by Matt Snively at 87:56. With only two minutes left to play the goal was not enough and the Spartans would hold on for the win.
The Green and White held a 31-8 advantage in total shots and a 15-5 margin in shots on goal, as well as an 8-1 edge in corner kicks.
In goal, Spartan Jesse Derksen (York, Pa./Susquehannock) had three saves in 70:36 to earn the win and Leonardo Romero (Philadelphia, Pa./LaSalle College) recorded one save in 19:24. The Warriors goalkeeper James Quinn made a career-high 12 saves in 67:47 while Connor Kennan tallied one save in 22:13.
The Spartans return to action on Wednesday afternoon when they host Johns Hopkins in a big regional clash. Kick off at Graham Field is set for 4:00 pm.