SELINSGROVE, PA – The fourth-ranked York College men's soccer team fell victim to a Susquehanna University upset on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders posted a 1-0 home victory in Selinsgrove, PA.
The Spartans suffer their first loss of the year as they fall to 4-1 while the Crusaders improve to 4-1 with the victory.
The Crusaders got the only goal they would need in the 74th minute as Kyle Semmell drove home a Gannon Keller shot into the lower corner. The goal was Semmel's fourth of the year as all of his goals have come in the Crusader's last three games.
After the Crusader goal, the Spartans managed to push forward and fire off three shots in the final 12 minutes of regulation. York forced Susquehanna goalie Matt Salsman to record a save in the final seconds to preserve the Crusader win.
Salsman earned the win as he notched four saves in his 90 minutes of work. York's Brad Schmidt (Moorestown, N.J./Delran) was credited with two saves as he allowed just his second goal of the year in his 90 minutes in net.
The Spartans finished the game with a 15-10 edge in shots including a 10-5 margin in the second 45 minutes of play. Susquehanna held a 7-5 advantage in corner kicks.
The loss to the Crusaders is the second straight as both results have been 1-0 scores. The Spartans had previously dominated the series between the two teams ad York had won 14 of the previous 15 contests.
York will attempt to bounce back on Wednesday evening when they head to Baltimore, MD to face Johns Hopkins in a key regional contest. Game time at Homewood Field is set for 7:00 pm.
Brad Schmidt photo by Chelsea Bock