Spartan Men Close Out Non-Conference Play with a Win

Senior Ali Demiri in action against Juniata on September 14 in York.
Ali Demiri photo courtesy of Scott Guise

SELINSGROVE, PA – The York College men's soccer team got a Zion Friday goal with just under 15 minutes left to post a 2-1 non-conference win at Susquehanna on Saturday afternoon in Selinsgrove, PA. The win gives York their second victory in their last three games. The game also closes out York's non-conference schedule for 2019. 

 

Match #8

Final Score: York 2, Susquehanna 1

Records: York 4-2-2, Susquehanna 1-6

Shots: York 13, Susquehanna 17

Shots on Goal: York 10, Susquehanna 5

Corner Kicks: York 1, Susquehanna 5

Saves: York 4, Susquehanna 8

Fouls: York 21, Susquehanna 22

 

How It Happened:

• The Spartans notched the only first half goal as Ali Demiri found the back of the net in the 40th minute of the game. Demiri scored off a pass from Isiah Dorsey who notched his first assist of the year.

• York outshot the River Hawks 8-6 in the first half and York was more on target as six of their shots were on cage while Susquehanna had just one chance on goal.

• The River Hawks tied the game in the 58th minute as Kyle Trainor recorded his second goal of the year. His goal was unassisted.

• York got their game-winner in the 76th minute as Zion Friday scored off a feed from Keith Witherell to give the Spartans the win.

 

Spartan Leaders

Zion Friday: 1 goal, 3 shots, 2 shots on goal

Ali Demiri: 1 goal, 2 shots, 1 shot on goal

Keith Witherell: 1 assist, 1 shot on goal

Barak Amige: 2 shots on goal

Sam Johnson: 2 shots on goal

 

River Hawk Leaders

Kyle Trainor: 1 goal, 4 shots, 2 shots on goal

Jack Levy: 3 shots, 1 shot on goal

Scott Misson: 3 shots, 1 shot on goal

Edward Lynch: 3 shots

 

Goalie Comparison

Billy Bridegum (YCP): 90:00 minutes played, 1 goal against, 4 saves (Win, 4-2-2)

Matt Ellingworth (SU): 90:00 minutes played, 2 goals against, 8 saves (Loss, 1-4)

 

Notes:

The Spartans have now won three straight in the series as they improve to 25-9-4 all-time against Susquehanna … York improves to 3-1-1 away from Graham Field … York is now 2-2 in one-goal games … the Spartans tied their season-low with just one corner kick … York put a season-high 10 of their 13 shots on goal (.769%) … junior Zion Friday has now scored a goal in four straight games … Friday now has two game-winning goals for the Spartans … senior Ali Demiri notched his first goal of the season and his third career tally for the Green and White … junior Billy Bridegum earned his 19th career win with the victory … senior Keith Witherell recorded his team-leading third assist of the year.

 

Up Next

The Spartans now have a week off until they return to action next Saturday when they travel to Christopher Newport University to face the Captains in their Capital Athletic Conference opener. Kick-off is slated for 7:00 pm.

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