September 8, 2007

York Edges Wesley in CAC Action

YORK, PA-    The York College women’s soccer team continued their winning ways on Saturday, defeating visiting Wesley College 2-0.  With goals from Erin Kuhn (Turnersville, N.J. / Washington Township) and Jenna Knaper (Red Lion, Pa. / Red Lion), the green and white improve to 4-0 (1-0 CAC) while Wesley falls to 3-1 (0-1 CAC).
    Pressing the Wolverines throughout the beginning of the match, Kuhn tallied in the 20th minute off a pass from Emily Sullivan (Bowie, Md. / Archbishop Spalding).  Sullivan found Kuhn with a beautiful feed in front of Wesley’s goal and the forward promptly one-timed her shot past the oncoming goalkeeper inside the right post.
    In the 35th minute, a hard tackle by a Wesley defender resulted in a red card and a Spartan penalty-kick.  Knaper confidently stepped to the spot and slammed home her first goal of the season giving the home squad a 2-0 advantage.
    York continued to press the weary Wolverines throughout the rest of the game but were unable to notch a third tally.  
    On a day when temperatures rose above 90 degrees, the Spartans deep roster allowed the green and white to constantly run fresh legs at the Wolverines.  Resulting in dominance on the offensive end, York registered 26 shots compared to a meager two for the visitors.  The Spartans also led in corners 7-1.   
    Goalkeeper Meagan Cahill (Crofton, Md. / Arundel) picked up her third win of the year in the Spartan net as she notched one save en route to the shutout.  Britanny Block put on admirable performance in goal for Wesley as she recorded nine saves on the afternoon.
    A quick turnaround, York faces Virginia Wesleyan on Sunday in a non-conference match-up.  Kick-off is scheduled for 2:00 pm at York’s Graham Field.