September 11, 2013

Spartans Tally Three Times in Non-Conference Triumph

READING, Pa. – The #4 York College men's soccer team netted a trio of goals Wednesday afternoon registering a 3-0 triumph over Alvernia in Reading, Pa.  With the non-conference victory, the Spartans improve to 4-0 on the young season while the Crusaders drop to 3-2.

Brendan Saberton (Wilmington, Del. / Salesianum) found the back of the net first for the Green and White as he finished off a rebound in the 35th minute of play. Coming on just six minutes earlier as a substitute, Saberton made the most of his opportunity as he tallied following Chris Weaver's (Baltimore, Md. / Archbishop Curley) attempt that was initially saved, putting the Spartans up 1-0.

Just over seven minutes later, Weaver again found himself in the middle of the action yet this time he picked up the goal. Jake Howrer (Lake Forest, Calif. / El Toro) played in a quality service to Weaver who finished for the second time this season. Notably, Weaver and Howrer came on at the same time with Saberton as the trio proved timely substitutions.

Owning a 2-0 lead at the break, senior Taylor Brummitt (Annapolis, Md. / Annapolis) netted the third of three goals for the Spartans in the 54th minute. Powering his attempt from well outside, Brummitt recorded goal #1 of his senior campaign by finding the upper right corner.

For the game, York outshot their hosts 18-5 while owning a 6-2 advantage in corners. Goalkeeper Brad Schmidt (Moorestown, N.J. / Delran) secures the victory as he manned the pipes for 82:47 of the contest. Charlie Johnson (Harrisburg, Pa. / Central Dauphin) relieved Schmidt for the final 7:13, securing the clean sheet. Matt Wells and David Giannini registered a total of four saves for the Crusaders.

The Spartans return to action on Saturday, September 14, when they travel to Selinsgrove, Pa. for a non-conference tilt with 2012 NCAA tournament participant Susquehanna. Match time is slated for 2:00 pm.

PHOTO: Taylor Brummitt dribbles the ball in a Spartan home match last season. Courtesy of Scott Guise - York College (Pa.) Director of Athletic Communications.