York Celebrates Senior Day With Shutout Win Over Bobcats

Photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith
Photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith

YORK, PA – The York College women's soccer team celebrated senior day with an impressive 2-0 shutout of CAC foe Frostburg State University on a windy Saturday afternoon in York.

 

Match #16

Final Score: York 2 – FSU 0

Records: York 7-9, (3-3), FSU 4-10-1, (2-3-1)

Shots: York 17, FSU 9

Shots on Goal: York 6, FSU 4

Corner Kicks: York 8, FSU 1

Saves: York 4, FSU 4

 

How It Happened:

• The Spartan offense wasted no time to get on the scoreboard as Natalie McCarthy was on the receiving end of a perfect cross from Caitlyn Findlay from the right wing and McCarthy placed the ball perfectly in the right corner of the net to give York an early 1-0 advantage.

• The remainder of the half was played mostly in the midfield with both teams jockeying for possession, however in the final minutes of the first half the Bobcats got a fortuitous bounce and had an open net for two shots. One hit square off the right post and the other was saved by senior defender Alyssa Rankin at the goal line to keep the Spartans ahead at the break.

• Only 4:04 into the second period, the Spartans added an insurance goal off a Caitlin Rankin corner kick from the right corner and Megan Stoltzfus was able to get a head on the ball and place it right over the outstretched arms of the Bobcat keeper and into the right side of the net giving York a 2-0 lead.

• The Spartans continued to dominate the majority of possession in the second half and were able to pick up the key CAC victory 2-0.

 

Spartan Leaders

Natalie McCarthy: 1 goal, 2 shots on goal, 3 shots

Megan Stoltzfus: 1 goal, 2 shots on goal, 4 shots

Caitlyn Findlay: 1 assist, 2 shots on goal, 2 shots

Caitlin Rankin: 1 assist, 3 shots

 

Bobcat Leaders

Brooke Shehade: 2 shots on goal, 3shots

Emily Rhinaman: 1 shot on goal, 1 shot

Melissa Krofcheck: 2 shots

 

Goalie Comparison

Jess Wieber (YCP): 90 minutes played, 0 goals against, 3 saves (Win, 2-3)

Rhianna Lapen (FSU): 90 minutes played, 2 goals against, 4 saves (Loss, 4-8)

 

Notes

York is 4-7-1 all-time against the Bobcats … Natalie McCarthy picked up her fifth goal on the season, which is tied for the team-high … Megan Stoltzfus scored her first career goal for the Spartans off a header in the win …  Caitlyn Findlay tallied her second assist on the season on her cross early in the first half … senior Caitlin Rankin picked up her team-leading ninth assist on the year off a second-half corner, her nine assists are also tops in the CAC … sophomore goalkeeper Jess Wieber recorded her second clean sheet on the season … this was York's fifth shutout of the year with all three CAC victories coming via the shutout … York is now 5-4 at home this season.

 

Up Next

The Spartans will head out on the road for their regular-season finale as they take on the Seagulls of Salisbury University on Wednesday. Kick-off scheduled for 3:00 pm in Salisbury, Md.

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