ST. DAVID’S, PA-The York College women’s soccer squad had their four game unbeaten streak snapped with a 2-1 overtime loss to Eastern University on Monday in St. David’s, PA. The Eagles improve to 15-3 overall with the win while the Spartans fall to 10-5-2 with the setback.
The Eagles opened the scoring in the 29th minute as Jill DiRenzo scored on a free position shot outside the 18, putting the hosts up 1-0. The goal was DiRenzo’s team-leading 21st tally of the year.
York tied the match in the 49th minute as senior Emily Sullivan (Bowie, Md./Archbishop Spalding) found junior Jill Stanley (Stewartstown, Pa./Kennard-Dale) for the Spartan goal. The tally was Stanley’s fifth of the year.
The Spartans played very well in the second half as they applied heavy pressure on Eastern keeper Amanda Daveler. Daveler responded by making three second half saves on 10 Spartan shots. The green and white had a chance to win the game late as they took a corner kick that was headed into the goal by junior defender Kali Macgregor (Rockville, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross). Unfortunately for the Spartans, the horn blew as Macgregor was making contact with the ball and the goal was called off.
The Eagles wasted litte time in recording the game winner as Kristin Watson scored just 1:27 into the overtime. Watson’s goal came off a pass from Corie Brant and just snuck over the line for the game-winner.
The Spartans finished the game with a 12-10 edge in total shots while the Eagles fashioned a 9-3 bulge in corner kicks.
Amber Cummins earned the win in goal as she played the 1:27 of overtime. She did not face a shot as she improves to 4-1. Daveler played the first 90 minutes for the Eagles as she registered four. Meagan Cahill (Crofton, Md./Arundel) notched two saves for the Spartans as she falls to 7-3-2.
The Spartans close out the regular season on Wednesday afternoon when they host Catholic University in a non-conference contest. Kick off is set for 4:00 pm at Graham Field.