Spartans' Struggles Continue, LVC Downs York

Spartans' Struggles Continue, LVC Downs York

ANNVILLE, PA. – The York College men's soccer team fell on the road to Lebanon Valley College 6-1 in the final non-conference matchup of the season for the Spartans on Wednesday. York, who got its lone goal from senior Chris Hobbs, who buried his third of the season, will head into the meat of the Capital Athletic Conference schedule looking to snap its six-game losing streak on Saturday.

Records: York 2-6-1, LVC 6-1-1

Shots: York 11, LVC 17

Shots on goal: York 4, LVC 10

Corner kicks: York 6, LVC 8

Saves: York 4, LVC 3

Fouls: York 13, LVC 7

How It Happened

• The scoring started early in the contest, with Lebanon Valley jumping out to an early advantage in just the seventh minute. Jake Kline scored for the Dutchmen, slotting one into the bottom corner, just past the outreached hands of freshman Billy Bridegum.

• The Spartans rebounded nicely, however, leveling the score in the 10th minute when Chris Hobbs headed home a Tony Mosqueira free kick. It looked like a shootout was coming after a pair of goals just 10 minutes into the affair, but York managed just three shots on goal the rest of the afternoon.

• Kline scored in the 25th minute to break the tie for LVC, and they added another before the halftime break.

• Coming out for the second half, the Spartans continued to feel the pressure, conceding three more goals in the latter period, before falling 6-1 on the road.

Spartan Leaders:

Chris Hobbs: 1 goal, 1 shot

Marc Murgo: 1 shot on goal

Pat Harkanson: 1 shot on goal

Joey Faddoul: 1 shot on goal

Dutchmen Leaders:

Jake Kline: 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 shots on goal

Tyler Skye: 2 goals, 2 shots on goal

Kyle Guissanie: 1 goal, 2 shots on goal

Adam Eidemiller: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal

Goalie Comparison:

Billy Bridegum (York): 62:11 minutes, 5 goals against, 3 saves

Devin Weiner (York): 27:49 minutes, 1 goal against, 1 save

Cam Avery (LVC): 76:15 minutes, 1 goal against, 1 sav

Liam Abdalla (LVC): 13:45 minutes, 0 goals against, 2 saves

Match Notes

York is now 15-2 all-time against the Dutchmen … the loss snapped a five-game win streak over LVC … the last meeting between the two was a 2-0 victory for York in 2015 … the Spartans conceded six goals, for reference, York's program record for goals allowed against CAC opponents is six … Chris Hobbs scored his third goal of the season, a new career-high for goals in a season … Hobbs now has six points, trailing Zion Friday's nine for the team-best … York has now lost six consecutive games after starting the season 2-0-1.

Up Next

The Spartans look to rebound after a difficult non-conference schedule against CAC foe Marymount (Va.) on Saturday at 4 p.m. York is 24-2-3 all-time against the Saints, and have won the last five meetings.

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