September 24, 2012

Women's Soccer Continues Hot Streak; Downs McDaniel 3-0 on Monday

YORK, PA – The York College women's soccer extended its win streak to three as the Spartans notched a 3-0 non-conference victory over McDaniel on a sunny Monday afternoon in York.

The Spartans improve to 5-1-3 overall while the Green Terror dropped their third straight to fall to 4-3.

The Spartan defense has been carrying the Green and White all year and Monday was no different. What was a little different was early offensive fireworks for York. Sophomore Elizabeth Bunn (Lothian, Md./Calverton School) continued her offensive outburst with her fourth goal in three games just 1:38 into the contest. Kayla Kovalsky (Merrick, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) drove the ball into the box from the right side and fed a beautiful cross to Bunn who finished with a one touch inside the right post. The goal was Bunn's fifth of the year.

The Green and White continued to pressure the McDaniel defense as they fired off four of the next five shots with the final shot of that series finding the back of the net for the Spartans. The Spartans' second goal was a work of art. After a York corner kick got cleared, sophomore Traci Mohl (Lebanon, Pa./Lebanon Catholic) played the ball to senior Caitlin Aversa (Severna Park, Md./Archbishop Spalding) who tapped it back to Mohl who immediately floated a pin point pass to a charging Jess Canami (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) in the box. The pass was so perfect that Canami never broke stride and banged the pass home for her first collegiate goal.

The Spartans closed out the scoring just over seven minutes into the second half. Senior Tyler Frantz (Bernville, Pa./Hamburg) had a run on a long outlet that resulted in Jan Woolley making a punch save over the cross bar, earning the Spartans a corner kick. Sophomore Clare Chatham (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) lofted a well placed corner that found the head of Frantz who drilled home the header into the upper right 90 for the goal, her second of the year.

The Spartans finished the game with a 14-6 edge in total shots and an 8-4 margin in shots on goal. The Green and White had a 2-0 advantage in corner kicks.

Sophomore Melanie Glessner (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) notched her fourth straight shutout as she extended her scoreless streak to 455:45. Glessner, who earlier in the day was named the CAC Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, made four saves to earn the win. In the process, she lowered her goals against average to 0.11 as she has allowed just one tally in 825 of work.

Woolley registered five saves in her 90 minutes in goal for the Green Terror.

The Spartans are off for eight days before they return to action to host Goucher in a non-conference contest. Game time on Tuesday is scheduled for 4:00 pm at Graham Field.

 

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