October 2, 2012

Spartans End In Fourth Tie Of The Season Against Goucher

YORK, Pa. – The York College women's soccer team played through double overtime and ended in a scoreless tie against Goucher College in a rainy non-conference matchup on Tuesday afternoon.

The tie snaps a three game win streak and York is now 3-0-2 in its last five matches. The four ties tie a single-season school record.

The Gophers record their first tie of the season and are now 9-1-1.

The Spartans completely dominated throughout the entire game. The Green and White defense held the Gophers to only three shots on goal in 110:00. Despite playing a strong game, the Spartans struggled to finish on their multiple scoring opportunities.

The Green and White took the first eight shots of the game and continued to hold on to control for the rest of the half.

In the second half the Spartans came out strong again, outshooting the Gophers 22-1. Sophomore Taylor Folk (Beavertown, Pa./Midd-West) had a really nice shot at 55:25 that just hit the crossbar and went over the goal. Senior Caitlin Aversa (Severna Park, Md./Archbishop Spalding) also had some good shots on goal but the Goucher goalkeeper came up with some solid saves to help keep the Gophers in the game.

Overtime was much the same as regulation with the Spartans controlling things. However, it would not be enough and the Gophers would be able to hold on for a scoreless tie.

York held an extreme 42-7 advantage in total shots as well as a large 16-3 advantage in shots on goal. The Spartans also held a 10-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Sophomore Melanie Glessner (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) recorded three saves in goal. She earned her eighth shutout of the season and extended her scoreless streak to 565:45. With today's shutout Glessner has broken the single-season record of 7 held by Amanda Lomberg. The Spartan goalkeeper is ranked first in the NCAA Division III for goals against average and she is also second in save percentage. She is averaging 0.11 for goals against and her save percentage is currently .969.

The Gophers goalkeeper Juliana Harkavy played a very strong game. She faced a lot of shots throughout and recorded 16 saves total.

The Spartans return to action this Saturday at 12:30 as they take on CAC foe Mary Washington at Graham Field.