Last-Minute Penalty Kick Downs Spartans 2-1

Rachel Wilhelm photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith
Rachel Wilhelm photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – The Spartans fall to the Mary Washington Eagles 2-1 on a last-minute penalty kick in their Capital Athletic Conference opener.


Match #10

Final Score: York 1 – Mary Washington 2

Records: York 4-6 (0-1), Mary Washington 5-2-1 (1-0)

Shots: York 10, Mary Washington 10

Shots on Goal: York 5, Mary Washington 7

Corner Kicks: York 4, Mary Washington 2

Saves: York 5, Mary Washington 4


How It Happened:

• The Spartans struck early in the game when Rachel Wilhelm was on the receiving end of a Caitlin Rankin cross and was able to find the back of the net to give York an early 1-0 lead.

• Shots were hard to come by and York's defense held the Eagles to only three shots in the first 45 minutes, helping the Spartans take a 1-0 lead into the halftime break.

• The Eagles came out aggressively in the second half and were able to finally crack the stellar Spartan defense as Abby Zimmerman scored of an assist from Lindsey Hendrickson tying the game up 1-1 with 20 minutes to play in regulation.

• Following a Spartan yellow card, Hendrickson stepped up to bury a penalty kick with only 57 seconds left in the match to steal a 2-1 win late for the Eagles.


Spartan Leaders

Rachel Wilhelm: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal, 1 assist

Caitlin Rankin: 1 assist, 1 shot on goal, 2 shots

Natalie McCarthy: 1 shot on goal, 2 shots


Eagle Leaders

Lindsey Hendrickson: 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 shot on goal, 1 shot

Abby Zimmerman: 1 goal, 3 shots on goal, 3 shots

Brooke Bauman: 1 shot on goal, 2 shots


Goalie Comparison

Sydney Kahn (YCP): 90 minutes played, 2 goals against, 5 saves (Loss, 4-6)

Allison Nork (UMW): 90 minutes played, 1 goal against, 4 saves (Win, 2-0)



York is 10-19-5 all-time against the Eagles … the last win over Mary Washington came in a 1-0 double-overtime thriller in the 2015 CAC championship … sophomore defender Rachel Wilhelm recorded her second goal on the season in the loss … senior Caitlin Rankin tallied her team-leading fourth assist on the year … the Spartans have struggled away from home this year and fell to 1-4 on the road this year.


Up Next

The Spartans return home when they take on the #7 TCNJ Lions on Wednesday. Kick-off scheduled for 6:00 pm at Graham Field.