Spartans Drop 2-0 Decision at Gettysburg

Spartans Drop 2-0 Decision at Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, PA  - The York College women's soccer team dropped a 2-0 non-conference decision at Gettysburg College on a cool and wet Thursday night in Gettysburg. The Spartans fall to 5-9-1 overall while the Bullets improve to 8-5 for 2010.

The Bullets struck for the game's first goal just 7:40 into the game as Lauren Johnson lofted a corner kick to the far post where Sarah Yeager finished the chance inside the far post. The goal was Yeager's first of the year.

The Bullets outshot the Spartans 6-1 in the first half as the Green and White could not muster any sustained offense as they suffered their eighth shutout loss of the year.

Gettysburg added to the lead 9:13 into the second half as Rachel West fed a ball along the end line past Spartan keeper Desiree Halaka unto the waiting foot of Casey Attanasio who booted the ball home for the 2-0 Gettysburg lead. The goal was Attanasio's fourth of the campaign.

Allie Rivera posted the win in goal for the Bullets as she posted the clean sheet. Rivera was not credited with a save as Gettysburg registered a team save on the Spartans' lone shot on goal. Halaka suffered the loss as she played all 90 minutes, making three saves in her 90 minutes of work.

Gettysburg outshot the Spartans 14-5 for the match while the Spartans held a slight 5-4 advantage in corner kicks.

The Spartans return to action on Saturday as they travel to Mary Washington in a big Capital Athletic Conference match. The game is set for 1:00 pm in Fredericksburg, Va.

Desiree Halaka photo courtesy of Zach Clabaugh