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Captains Blank Spartan Men in CAC Opener

Junior goalie Billy Bridegum pictured in action in September against Stevenson in non-conference contest.
Billy Bridegum photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The York College men's soccer team opened Capital Athletic Conference play with a 3-0 loss at Christopher Newport on Saturday night in Newport News, VA. The match was the conference opener for both squads and opens a CAC schedule that will see teams play each other twice in a home-and-home series.


Match #9

Final Score: York 0, CNU 3

Records: York 4-3-2 (0-1 CAC), CNU 4-1-3 (1-0 CAC)

Shots: York 10, CNU 20

Shots on Goal: York 8,  CNU 11

Corner Kicks: York 4, CNU 3

Saves: York 8, CNU 8

Fouls: York 12, CNU 12


How It Happened:

• The Captains struck early as goalie Justin Piercy sent a long pass that bounced over the Spartan defensive unit and found the foot of Justin Wilson. Wilson hit a chip over Spartan goalie Billy Bridegum for his second goal of the year in the third minute of the game.

• Wilson made it 2-0 in the 21st minute as Will Collins hit a pass off the end line that Wilson finished for his second goal of the night.

• CNU outshot the Spartans 7-3 in the first half while York had a 2-1 edge in corner kicks.

• The Captains closed out the scoring in the 72nd minute as Lincoln Kickbush notched his third goal of the year finishing off a chance in the middle of the box. York would put five shots on target in the second half but Piercy earned the shutout with eight saves.


Spartan Leaders

Zion Friday: 3 shots on goal

Keith Witherell: 3 shots on goal

McClain Smith: 1 shot on goal

Brook Addisu: 1 shot on goal


Captain Leaders

Justin Wilson: 2 goals, 9 shots, 5 shots on goal

Lincoln Kickbush: 1 goal, 2 shots, 1 shot on goal

Will Collins: 1 assist, 2 shots, 1 shot on goal

Colin McMunn: 1 assist

Gabe Splett: 1 assist


Goalie Comparison

Billy Bridegum (YCP): 78:47 minutes played, 3 goals against, 5 saves (Loss, 4-3-2)

Trevor Hogan (YCP): 11:13 minutes played, 0 goals against, 3 saves

Justin Piercy (CNU): 90:00 minutes played, 0 goals against, 8 saves (Win, 4-1-3)



The Spartans are now 7-7-5 all-time against the Captains … the Spartans were shutout for the third time this year but it's the first time they have lost when being shutout … sophomore goalie Trevor Hogan made his second appearance in a game this year and came up with three big saves in his 11 minutes of action … Billy Bridegum and Hogan combined for a season-high eight saves … the three goals allowed tied a season-high for the Spartan defense.


Up Next

The Spartans return to action with another tough CAC road trip as they head to St. Mary's to face the Seahawks in a conference match up. The Seahawks are 6-2-1 but are coming off back-to-back losses to Johns Hopkins and Mary Washington. The match is slated for a 7:00 pm start in St. Mary's City, MD.