October 21, 2010

Three Spartans Score In Win over Scarlet Raptors

YORK, PA – The York College women's soccer team tallied their first non-conference win of the year with a dominating 3-1 victory over Rutgers-Camden on a breezy Thursday in York.  The Green and White improves to 6-10-1 on the year, while the Scarlet Raptors fall to 2-12-2.

The Spartans got the offense going early when senior forward Brittany Nechay scored her first goal of the season in the sixth minute of play. Nechay received a pass from senior captain Ally Wivell and hit a slow roller that found its way to the back of the net.

After performing the game's national anthem, sophomore forward Jackie Gibat continued to showcase her skills as she knocked in a header for her team's second goal.  Gibat received a high pass from teammate Stephanie Rice that she adjusted to and headed the ball home for her second goal of the season.

Rutgers-Camden notched a goal of their own when freshman midfielder Bec Garretson tramped a loose ball inside the box and banged home her fourth goal of the 2010 campaign.

In the 71st minute of play, Spartan senior Allie Jensen blasted a shot from 30 yards out that found the upper left corner of the net to seal the win for the Green and White.

Spartan goalie Sarah Spanarkel picks up the win, as she recorded no saves or goals against in her 45 minutes of play.  Katie Meehan, who took over at halftime recorded one save and one goal against.  The Scarlet Raptors also had an even split in goal with Leighanna Milby recording two saves and two goals against in the first half, and Sarah Kooistra tallied 3 saves and one goal against for the second half.

The Green and White dominated the shot column by a margin of 24-4 and held a 9-3 advantage in corner kicks.

The York College women's soccer team returns to the friendly confines of Graham Field for senior day on Wednesday, October 27 when the Spartans will host Moravian.  Game time is scheduled for 3:30 pm.

Written by Derek Behrenshausen, YCP Athletic Communications Practicum Student

Brittany Nechay photo courtesy of Theresa Dark, YCP Athletic Communications Practicum Student

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