Spartans Tie with Eagles in CAC Showdown

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – The York College women’s soccer saw their four game win streak come to an end as the Spartans tied the University of Mary Washington Eagles 1-1 in a key Capital Athletic Conference contest in Fredericksburg, VA on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans are now 7-1-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the conference while the Eagles are 6-1-2 overall and 1-0-1 in the league.

The two teams took turns taking momentum in the early stages of the game. The Eagles’ first shot hit the post just 1:52 into the game. The Eagles held a 5-2 edge in shots when Erin Mummert (Spring Grove, Pa./Spring Grove) fed senior Meghan Rowland (Glen Burnie, Md./Archbishop Spalding) for a goal on York’s third shot of the contest. The tally was Rowland’s second of the year and came in the game’s 40th minute.

The Spartans held onto the lead through halftime and deep into the second half. Both teams had four shots through the opening 40 minutes of the second half as the Spartans were attempting to hold off the hard charging Eagles late. Unfortunately for the Green and White, the Eagles’ fifth shot of the half found the back of the net as Amy Olson tallied an unassisted goal with three minutes remaining in regulation.

The first overtime featured one Eagle shot on goal and a corner kick for the Spartans. The second extra 10 minutes saw Allie Jensen (Parkville, Md./Parkville) get a shot on goal and the Eagles get an attempt from Sunny Herold that went high over the cross bar.

The Eagles finished the game with an 11-8 edge in total shots including a 7-5 margin in shots on goal. The Spartans had six corner kicks to just one for the Eagles.

Spartan sophomore Sarah Spanarkel (Toms River, N.J./Toms River North) is now 7-1-1 as she made seven saves in her 110 minutes of work. Eagle goalie Tina Brehm made four stops in her time in net for the hosts.

The Spartans return to action Wednesday night when they travel to Messiah to face off against the nationally ranked Falcons. Game time is slated for 7:00 pm.

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Meghan Rowland photo courtesy of Scott Guise