August 31, 2008

Spartans Pick Up Win Number One with 3-1 Victory over Lycoming

SELINSGROVE, PA-The York College women’s soccer squad notched their first victory of the year as they posted a 3-1 win over Lycoming College in the second round of the 2008 Susquehanna University Women’s Soccer Classic in Selinsgrove, PA. The Spartans improve to 1-0-1 with the victory while Lycoming falls to 0-1-1.

The Spartans, much like in Saturday’s tie with Susquehanna, controlled the play from the onset of the contest. York took the first four shots of the game and managed to fire off seven of the first eight in the game. The Spartans finally found the back of the net on their tenth shot of the day as sophomore Carly Bock (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) fed fellow sophomore Allie Jensen (Parkville, Md./Parkville) for the Spartans’ first goal of the game and of the year. The tally came in the game’s 29th minute.

The green and white tacked on a second goal in the 39th minute as the Spartans created a corner kick. That kick eventually was converted into a goal from senior captain Kali Macgregor (Rockville, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross).

The Spartans held a 13-5 edge in first half shots while they also had a slight 2-1 edge in corner kicks.

The Warriors came out of the break and trimmed the Spartan lead to 2-1 just over five minutes into the season half. Kari Shaner fed Sarah Wingerden for a goal in the 51st minute of the game, spoiling the Spartan shutout streak at 160:36 to start the season. The goal was Wingerden’s first of the year.

York pushed the lead back to two goals in the 58th minute as junior Meghan Rowland (Glen Burnie, Md./Archbishop Spalding) received a pass from Jill Stanley (Stewartstown, Pa./Kennard-Dale) and beat Warrior netminder Chelsea Powers for the goal.

The Spartans finished the game holding a 24-10 edge in total shots including a 9-3 edge in shots on goal. Both teams had three corner kicks while the Warriors had a 6-4 edge in fouls.

Sophomore Desiree Halaka (Southampton, N.Y./Southampton) picked up her second win in net as she went all 90 minutes and allowed the one Lycoming goal. Halaka was forced to make just two saves in the game. Powers suffered the loss as she allowed all three Spartan goals while she made six saves in 90 minutes of action.

Macgregor, junior Lauren Stewart (West River, Md./Southern), and Halaka each earned a spot on the All-Tournament team.

The Spartans return to action on Wednesday afternoon as they host Hood College at 4:00 pm. The game will be the Spartans’ home opener and also their Capital Athletic Conference opener.

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