October 17, 2012

Bobcats Snap Spartan Streak; FSU Downs York 2-1

FROSTBURG, MD – The York College women's soccer team saw their lengthy defensive scoreless streak come to an end as they fell 2-1 at Frostburg State University in Capital Athletic Conference play in Frostburg, MD on Wednesday night.

The Spartans, who entered the game as the top-ranked defensive team in Division III women's soccer, saw their scoreless streak end at a school-record 926:45. The Green and White had allowed just one goal in their previous 13 games.

York falls to 7-2-5 overall and 2-1-2 in the CAC while the Bobcats improve to 11-3-1 overall and 3-1-1 in the conference.

The Bobcats were on the offensive early and often. Frostburg fired off 11 first half shots including five on goal as sophomore goalie Melanie Glessner (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) was under constant duress. Glessner, the top ranked goaltender in Division III, stood tall as she made five saves in the opening 45 minutes of play.

Frostburg continued it's second half offensive assault and finally found the back of the net 53:45 into the game, snapping York's lengthy streak. Stephanie Fazenbaker hit Courtney Mack with a pass that Mack finished for the game's opening goal.

The Bobcats quickly made it 2-0 as Brooke Longo hit a long shot from 25-yards out off a pass from Adria Graham. Longo's goal came less than eight minutes after the first FSU tally.

The Spartans slowed the Frostburg momentum and countered with a goal with just over 15 minutes left in regulation as junior Megan Arther (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) scored off a pass from Jena Arnister (Water Mill, N.Y./Southampton) in the box. The goal was Arther's first of the year. The Spartans would not get off another shot as they lost for just the second time this season.

Glessner was outstanding as she registered a career-high ten saves as she was under constant pressure all night. Katie Smith earned the win in net for the Bobcats as she was forced to make just two stops for the hosts.

The Bobcats outshot the Spartans by a 23-4 margin including a 12-3 margin in shots on goal. Frostburg also had a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.

The Spartans return to action on Saturday evening as they travel to Wesley College to face the Wolverines in their final conference game of the regular season. First kick is set for 6:00 pm in Dover, Delaware.

Melanie Glessner photo courtesy of David Sinclair (www.davidsinclair.org)

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