Women's Soccer Kicks Off Postseason at Home Vs. Seahawks

Women's Soccer Kicks Off Postseason at Home Vs. Seahawks

YORK, PA – The York College women's soccer team begins postseason play as they host the St. Mary's (Md.) Seahawks in the first round of the CAC Tournament. The Spartans secured the three seed with their 2-1 victory at Salisbury to close out the regular season on Wednesday. The Spartans lost 2-1 at home against St. Mary's earlier in the season in their only matchup.

The match is slated for 2:00 pm at Graham Field on Saturday.


Spartans at a Glance

• Head Coach Vicki Sterner (23rd Season, 230-171-36, 97-62-10 CAC)

• Record: 8-9, 4-3 Capital Athletic Conference (Third Seed), 5-4 at Graham Field


Spartan Offensive Leaders


Caitlin Rankin (Sr. Midfielder): 18 points on 4 goals and 10 assists 

Natalie McCarthy (Jr. Midfielder): 13 points on 5 goals and 3 assists 

Ryan Hussey (Jr. Forward): 10 points on 5 goals 


Spartan Goaltending 

Jess Wieber(So.): 549:45 minutes played, 8 goals against, 29 saves, 1.31 GAA, .784 save %, 3-3, 2 shutouts


Spartan Team Statistics


28 goals

1.65 goals per game

15.6 shots per game

25 assists

1.47 goals against average

79 saves

.760 save percentage

0-for-1 penalty kicks


Seahawks at a Glance

• Head Coach Peter Krech (5th Season, 42-38-10, 26-12-5 CAC)

• Record7-10-1, 2-4-1 Capital Athletic Conference (Sixth Seed), 4-4-1 on the road


Seahawk Offensive Leaders

Alex Moody (So. Forward): 11 points on 5 goals and 1 assist

Emmey German (So. Forward/Midfielder): 7 points on 3 goals and 1 assist

Jenna Pastel (Sr. Forward): 7 points on 2 goals and 3 assists


Seahawk Goaltending

Katie Flores (Sr.): 1,278:23 minutes played, 26 goals allowed, 94 saves, 1.83 GAA, .783 save %, 4-9-1, 3 shutouts


Seahawk Team Statistics


17 goals

0.94 goals per game

11.1 shots per game

9 assists

1.46 goals against average

117 saves

.813 save percentage

2-for-2 penalty kicks


The Series

The Seahawks lead the all-time series 15-9-3 over the Spartans … these two have met five prior times in the CAC tournament with the Seahawks owning a 3-1-1 record over that time … this will be the first time the two have faced off in the first round since 1997 when the Seahawks knocked off York 3-2 in quadruple overtime … the Spartans topped St. Mary's in the previous postseason meeting 2-1 on the road in the 2015 semifinals, York went on to win the CAC title that season.


What's on the Line:

The winner of today's game will play the winner of the #2 and #7 matchup pitting the Mary Washington Eagles against the Penn St. Harrisburg Lions. The Spartans defeated the Lions 2-0 but fell 2-1 to the Eagles, both in road contests earlier in the season. This matchup will be in the CAC semifinals which will be held at the higher seeded team's field on Wednesday, October 31. 


All-Time CAC Championships 

13 – Mary Washington (91, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 97, 99, 01, 02, 03, 04, 09)

4 - Salisbury (94, 00, 06, 11) 

3 - York (07, 13, 15)


CAC Team Rankings 

Goals: YCP 3rd– SMC 7th

Points: YCP 3rd– SMC 7th

Goals Against: YCP 5th– SMC 6th

Corner Kicks: YCP 1st– SMC T-4th 

Saves: YCP 4th– SMC 2nd

Shutouts: YCP T-5th– SMC T-3rd


CAC Individual Rankings (Top 10)



T 9. Natalie McCarthy(YCP) – 5

T 9. Ryan Hussey(YCP) – 5

T 9. Alex Moody (SMC) – 5 



T 1. Caitlin Rankin(YCP) – 10



T 4. Caitlin Rankin(YCP) – 18

T 8. Natalie McCarthy(YCP) - 13


Goals Against Average 

3. Jess Wieber(YCP) – 1.31

8. Katie Flores (SMC) – 1.83


Save Percentage

3. Jess Wieber(YCP) - .784

4. Katie Flores (SMC) - .783



T 5. Katie Flores (SMC) – 3

T 8. Jess Wieber(YCP) – 2



2. Katie Flors (SMC) – 94

8. Jess Wieber(YCP) – 29


Minutes Played

3. Katie Flores (SMC) – 1,278:23

9. Jess Wieber(YCP) – 549:45


Goalie Wins

T 6. Katie Flores (SMC) – 4

T 8. Jess Wieber(YCP) – 3


Last Time We Met

The two teams met back on October 17 with the Seahawks coming to York and defeating the Spartans 2-1. The Seahawks scored early in that contest in both periods getting goals from Jenna Pastel and Haley David. York was able to get one back off the foot of Jenna Cholowinski but came up one goal short. The Spartans outshout the Seahawks 28 to 10 in the contest but St. Mary's keeper Katie Flores was able to make 10 saves to stifle the Spartan offense. The 28 shots were tied for the most York had in a single game all season.


Odds and Ends

The Spartans will look to defend their home turf where they have been tough all year long. York has a plus-7 goal differential at home compared to a minus-4 on the road. The Spartan offense also averages 17.2 shots per game when playing at Graham Field. York took 28 shots in the previous meeting and combine that with their offensive abilities at home, one can expect a strong offensive output from the Spartans. York was 1st in the CAC with 108 corner kicks with senior Caitlin Rankin playing dangerous balls into the box that helped her rack up her CAC co-leading 10 assists on the season. The Spartans come in winners of three of their last four home matches. Freshman Megan Stoltzfus has been an offensive spark of late scoring goals in her last two games and recording five total points in those matches.


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