October 17, 2012

Late Goal By Bobcats Leads To Tie

YORK, Pa. – The York College men's soccer team finished 1-1 in a double overtime tie against CAC foe Frostburg State Wednesday evening.

With the tie the #11 Spartans are now 12-2-2 overall and 4-0-1 in the conference while Frostburg is now 10-1-4 overall and 2-1-2 in the CAC.

The Spartans dominated the first half of play and only allowed the Bobcats two shots on goal. Frostburg did have one good opportunity off a header at 8:29 but senior goalkeeper Jesse Derksen (York, Pa./Susquehannock) came up with a big save to keep the game scoreless.

York peppered the Frostburg goalkeeper all half and finally put one in the net at 40:58. Jake Hower (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro) scored his second goal of the season after Matt Yackel (Hopewell Junction, N.Y./John Jay) served a nice pass into the box.

Despite their lack of offense in the first half the Bobcats continued to fight during the second half. The Frostburg defense was able to hold the Spartans to less shots and continued to play physical all over the field.

Around the 80th minute of play the Spartans scored but the goal was called back because of what seemed to be a collision with the goalkeeper.

After the goal was called back the Bobcats had two big opportunities to score but could not convert. At 81:38 Bobcat goalkeeper Abiye Jack booted a goal kick 75 yards to a wide-open Ryan Russell who chipped the ball in over Derksen to tie the game 1-1. 

As time was running out in regulation Antonio Bua (Lancaster, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) received a solid crossing pass from Daniel Baxter (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall College) but his shot would go just wide of the net with only 37 seconds left on the clock.

In overtime the Spartans still managed to outshoot the Bobcats but could not seem to finish on any of their opportunities.

Derksen made a big save at 93:11 on a Bobcat free kick on the lower left side of the box.

With the clock winding down in the first overtime Bua had a good pass into the box but there was no one inside to finish on it.

The final period of overtime was extremely back and forth with both teams only getting off one shot. Neither team would be able to put the ball in the back of the net for a victory.

The Spartans held a commanding 23-7 advantage in total shots as well as a 13-0 advantage in corner kicks.

In goal Derksen recorded four saves for the Spartans while Jack finished the game with 11 saves for Frostburg.

York returns to action on Saturday at 3:30 pm for an important CAC matchup on the road against Mary Washington.

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