SALISBURY, MD. – The York College women's soccer team dropped a heartbreaker to Salisbury University 1-0 on Sunday in a Capital Athletic Conference contest. The game winner came with just four minutes remaining, ruining Jess Wieber's clean sheet.
Records: York 2-9-2 (1-4-1 CAC), Salisbury 8-7-0 (6-0 CAC)
Shots: York 5, Salisbury 12
Shots on goal: York 3, Salisbury 3
Corner kicks: York 4, Salisbury 4
Saves: York 2, Salisbury 3
Fouls: York 6, Salisbury 4
How It Happened
• York entered Sunday right in the thick of the playoff race in the Capital Athletic Conference with a chance to make a statement by taking down undefeated Salisbury.
• Both teams earned some early chances, including Maxine Herman for the Spartans, but her effort sailed high. Her shot was just one of two for York in the first 45 minutes, as Georgia Gillcrist took one in the 36th minute.
• The Spartans battled in the second half, and forced Sea Gull keeper Hope Knussman into saves. Alyssa Rankin put one on target in the 67th minute, but Knussman was there. Herman headed a shot on goal, but again Knussman was able to save it.
• The game looked destined for overtime after a scoreless 85 minutes, but it was Salisbury who stole the win in the waning moments. In the 87th minute, Brooke Rossiter managed to put one past Jess Wieber.
Maxine Herman: 2 shots, 1 shot on goal
Alyssa Rankin: 1 shot, 1 shot on goal
Kaylyn Watts: 1 shot, 1 shot on goal
Sea Gull Leaders
Brooke Rossiter: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal
Ruthie Lucas: 1 assist, 4 shots
Jess Wieber (York): 90 minutes played, 1 goal against, 2 saves (L, 2-8-2)
Hope Knussman (Salisbury): 90 minutes played, 0 goals against, 3 saves (W, 5-5)
The Spartans are now 9-16-3 all-time against Salisbury … York took the meeting last year … the loss was the seventh time York has failed to score a goal … the Spartans have just 12 goals in 13 games … Jess Wieber continues to lower her goals against average, which now sits at 1.55 … she's allowed just 17 goals in over 988 minutes of action … her save percentage is now .773.
The Spartans return to Graham Field on Wednesday to host Wesley at 4:30 p.m. York has never lost to Wesley, boasting a 15-0-1 record all-time, and have won the last four meetings.