YORK, PA – The offense caught fire for the York College Spartan women's soccer team as the sun beat down on a warm Saturday afternoon in York. The Spartans scored late in the first half and started the second half the same way en route to a 3-0 win over the Pacers of Marywood University.
Final Score: York 3, Marywood 0
Records: York 2-5, Marywood 1-5
Shots: York 20, Marywood 2
Shots on Goal: York 11, Marywood 1
Corner Kicks: York 6, Marywood 5
Saves: York 1, Marywood 8
Fouls: York 8, Marywood 3
How It Happened:
• The Spartans had the first real chance in this contest. In the sixth minute, sophomore Jenna Cholowinski took a freekick and put a shot on goal that forced a save from Pacer goalkeeper Bella DiToma.
• The Spartans got on the scoreboard in the 33rd minute by way of a goal from senior midfielder Georgia Gillcrist. Gilcrist took a pass from freshman Joanna Gorrell, played the ball off of her shoulder, then beat a defender to create space to put the shot past DiToma for a 1-0 Spartan lead late in the first half.
• The Green and White struck again right after the halftime whistle. Freshman Anna Morton played a pass to sophomore Jenna Terenchin at the top of the 18. Terenchin made the most of the opportunity by slotting the shot into the back of the net to double the Spartan lead in the 46th minute.
• York added a third in the 64th minute when freshman Rori Englert passed to sophomore Caitlyn Findlay who then dribbled past one defender and poked the ball past Haley Taylor to make the Spartan lead 3-0 and secure a win for the Green and White.
Caitlyn Findlay: 1 goal, 3 shots, 2 shots on goal
Georgia Gillcrist: 1 goal, 1 shot, 1 shot on goal
Jenna Terenchin: 1 goal, 1 shot, 1 shot on goal
Rori Englert: 1 assist, 2 shots, 1 shot on goal
Anna Morton: 1 assist, 3 shots
Joanna Gorrell: 1 assist
Madison Muller: 2 shots, 1 shot on goal
Jillian Kozak (YCP): 90:00 minutes played, 0 goals against, 1 save (Win, 2-1)
Bella DiToma (MU): 62:49 minutes played, 2 goals against, 5 saves (Loss, 1-5)
Haley Taylor (MU): 27:11 minutes played, 1 goal against, 3 saves
York is 3-0 all-time against the Pacers … the last time the Spartans and Pacers met was September 22, 2018 with the Green and White winning 4-0 at Marywood … sophomore Caitlyn Findlay scored her first goal of the season in the win … both freshman Rori Englert and freshman Joanna Gorrell recorded their first career points with a pair of assists in the victory … the win snaps a two-match losing streak … freshman keeper Jillian Kozak earned her second win of the year as she picked up her first career clean sheet … the victory was the first home win for the Green and White in 2019.
The Spartans head out on the road for a game against TCNJ on Monday, September 23 at 6:30 pm. The Spartans will then return home on Wednesday night with a match against Elizabethtown. Kick off at Graham Field is set for 4:00 pm.
Story written by Trey Piper, York College Athletic Communications Student Assistant