Final Score: York 2 – DeSales 1
Records: York 2-4, DeSales 1-3-2
Shots: York 17, DeSales 7
Shots on Goal: York 8, DeSales 4
Corner Kicks: York 7, DeSales 4
Saves: York 3, DeSales 6
How It Happened:
• Both teams were unable to find the back of the net in the first half as both defenses held strong throughout limiting the dangerous chances by either side.
• The Bulldogs broke the scoring five minutes into the second half as Sam Riccardi placed a volley into the corner of the net off a set piece from Gabby Torchia.
• Just ten minutes later, Rankin grabbed a goal of her own when she perfectly placed a shot from outside the 18-yard box into the upper left corner over the outstretched arm of the Bulldog keeper.
• DeSales threatened late but the Spartan defense, backed by goalkeeper Sydney Kahn who made some stellar saves late, wrapped up the 2-1 win for York.
Caitlin Rankin: 1 goal, 1 assist, 4 shots, 3 shots on goal
Rachel Wilhelm: 1 goal, 3 shots, 1 shot on goal
Caitlyn Findlay: 2 shots, 1 shot on goal
Jenna Cholowinski: 2 shots, 1 shot on goal
Sam Riccardi: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal, 1 shot
Gabby Torchia: 1 assist, 1 shot on goal, 1 shot
Sydney Kahn (YCP): 90 minutes played, 1 goal against, 3 saves (Win, 2-4)
Lia Gaccione (DSU): 90 minutes played, 2 goals against, 6 saves (Loss, 1-2)
York is 8-1-0 all-time against DeSales, who also competed as Allentown College … this was the first meeting between the two sides since September 25, 2007 … the Spartans have now taken six in a row in the series … Caitlin Rankin and Rachel Wilhelm each scored their first goal of the season in the win … the goal was Wilhelm's first of her career … York snapped a three-game losing streak with the victory.