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Bad 58 Seconds Cost Spartans in CAC Loss
ST. MARY'S CITY, MD – The St. Mary's College Seahawks scored two goals in 58 seconds to best the York College Spartans women's soccer team 2-0 in a key Capital Athletic Conference clash on Saturday in St. Mary's City, MD. The Spartans see their four-match CAC win streak come to an end as they fall to 4-8-1 overall and 4-2 in the league. The Seahawks improve to 4-5-1 overall and 4-1 in the league.
After a scoreless 75 minutes of play, St. Mary's Dani Granhom collected a loose ball off a corner kick scramble and poked the ball home for the game's first tally. The Seahawks added to the lead shortly after as Yvonne Latour hit a bullet just under the cross bar off a pass from Tori Eskay, netting the huge insurance goal.
The Spartans managed two shots over the final 13 minutes but Seahawk goalie Kelsey Wirtz stopped both attempts to keep the Green and White offense at bay.
Wirtz recorded the clean sheet as she had five saves in the win. Spartan goalie Sarah Spanarkel had three saves as she absorbed the loss.
Both teams managed 14 shots and five shots on goal in the contest. The Spartans held a slight 6-4 margin in corner kicks in the contest.
The Spartan offense has now been shutout seven times this season including the last two matches in a row. The Green and White have scored just two goals in their last four games as their offensive woes continue to haunt them in 2010.
York returns to action on Tuesday afternoon as they host Marymount University in a CAC contest. Game time at Graham Field is set for 4:00 pm.
Team photo courtesy of Zach Clabaugh ww.sharpedgefoto.com