October 23, 2012

Glessner Brilliant As Spartans Salvage Tie

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Melanie Glessner (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) had an all-time school record and career high 21 saves to help the York College women's soccer team salvage a tie against Catholic University in a non-conference matchup Tuesday afternoon.

With another tie for the Spartans the team has broken the school record for ties in a season with a total of six on the year.

Glessner shattered York's previous record for most saves in a game which had stood at 12 since 2003. She also surpassed the most shutouts in an individual season with a total of 13 this year. Glessner has made a total of 84 saves and only allowed three goals all season. Her save percentage currently stands at an outstanding .966.

The Spartans struggled throughout the game to get anything started on their offensive end. They were outshot 32-7 through 110 minutes of play. In the first half the Cardinals were peppering Glessner continuously but she was able to make some stellar saves to keep the game scoreless.

Heading into overtime the Spartans would get no opportunities to score. Glessner held her own in net and was able to keep York from losing their final match of the regular season.

The Cardinals finished the game with a 32-7 advantage in shots as well as a 3-1 advantage in corner kicks. Catholic's goalkeeper Lexi Halperin made a total of four saves.

York heads into post season with an overall record of 8-2-6 and a third place finish in the Capital Athletic Conference.

The Green and White return to action Saturday at 1:00 pm when they host #6 Wesley for the first round of CAC playoffs.