YORK, PA – The York College men's soccer team dropped a physical match 1-0 at the hands of the Frostburg State Bobcats on a beautiful October afternoon in York.
Final Score: York 0 – FSU 1
Records: York 9-5-2, (2-2-2), FSU 6-8-2, (3-2-1)
Shots: York 12, FSU 6
Shots on Goal: York 5, FSU 3
Corner Kicks: York 4, FSU 4
Saves: York 2, FSU 5
How It Happened:
• The Bobcats struck first at the 5:02 mark of the first half as a cross from the right wing was played in by Punya Saleekul and was then flicked on to the center of the box off the head of Blake Geatz and finally headed home by Brett Basham to put York in an early 1-0 hole.
• The rest of the first half was mainly played in the middle-third of the field with both teams struggling to find any space at the offensive end leading to the score remaining 1-0 in favor of Frostburg at intermission.
• The second half saw a lot of physical play and fighting for possession but York was unable to capitalize on some of their late second-half chances and a scoreless second half resulted in a 1-0 win for the Bobcats.
Nathan Bilbie: 3 shots on goal, 4 shots
Barak Amige: 1 shot on goal, 2 shots
Zion Friday: 3 shots
Brett Basham: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal, 1 shot
Punya Saleekul: 1 assist, 2 shots
Blake Geatz: 1 assist
Billy Bridegum (YCP): 90 minutes played, 1 goal against, 2 saves (Loss, 8-5-2)
Joel Assal (FSU): 90 minutes played, 0 goals against, 5 saves (Win, 6-8-2)
York is 6-2-2 all-time against the Bobcats … the loss was the second consecutive shutout defeat for the Spartans … York has hit some troubled offensively only scoring twice in their last four contests, going 1-2-1 in that span … the Spartans were still able to conjure up double-digit shots for the 14thtime this year … York falls to 2-3-1 at home with the loss.
The Spartans remain in York for their regular-season finale as they host the Salisbury Seagulls on Wednesday. Kick off slated for 7:00 pm at Graham Field.