October 10, 2007

Spartans and Bullets Battle to 0-0 Draw

YORK, PA - The York College women's soccer team tied visiting Gettysburg College 0-0 in non-conference action Wednesday evening.  A disappointing result for the Spartan squad, the green and white moves to 8-4-2 (4-1 CAC) for the season, while the Bullets now sport a 3-9-1 record.

The match began slow, as neither team recorded a shot until York's first attempt 12:12 into the game.  Emily Sullivan's (Bowie, Md. / Archbishop Spalding) first strike on goal led to two more shots all within a span of 1:17. Bullet goalkeeper Danielle St. Pierre was up to the challenge as she turned away all three Spartans attempts during the flurry.

Proceeding to register the match's first six shots, the Spartans did not allow an attempt on their own net until the 33rd minute.  Although the green and white had the better of the play, tallying eight shots to Gettysburg's two, the sides went into break scoreless.

Nearly four minutes into the second half, the Bullets were poised to go up 1-0 as Lauren Walsh knocked a header toward the Spartan net.  York goalkeeper Meagan Cahill (Crofton, Md. / Arundel) made a lunging one-handed save to keep Gettysburg off the board.

In the 57th minute, Jackie Moser (Baltimore, Md. / Sparrows Point) took a shot for the green and white that seemed destined for paydirt.  The sophomore defender hit a ripper from outside the box that she sent flying toward the far upper 90.  Unfortunately, for Moser and rest of the Spartans the ball sailed just wide of the goal and the score remained at zero.

Both sides would battle throughout the rest of regulation and both overtime periods with neither squad able to break through. 

For the Spartans, Kali MacGregor (Rockville, Md. / Academy of the Holy Cross) played exceptionally well from her defensive position.  The physical junior bottled up several Bullet attacks and controlled much of the defensive midfield for York.

Over the 110 minutes of action, the green and white registered 23 total shots including 12 in the second stanza to go along with six corners.  Gettysburg was only able to manage seven shots while tallying four corner kicks.

Cahill made five saves on the day for the Spartans, while her counterpart, St. Pierre, made eight stops.  Both goalkeepers played well in earning their respective shutouts.

The Spartans hit the road for their next four matches before returning home on October 24 to face Catholic in their final regular season game.  York visits Marymount this Friday as game time in Arlington, Va. is scheduled for 6:00 pm.

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