Spartan Women Battle Frostburg to a Scoreless Tie
YORK, PA – On an unusually warm and humid Saturday afternoon, the York College and Frostburg State University women's teams played to a scoreless draw in Capital Athletic Conference play in York.
York's record is now 6-3-2, and 2-0-1 in the CAC. Frostburg State holds a 5-5-1 record, as well as a 2-0-1 record in the CAC.
The first half was dominated offensively by the green and white. The Spartans outshot the Bobcats in the first half 9-4. The biggest play of the first half for York came 22 minutes into the game when Clare Chatham (Ellicott City, Md. / Mount Hebron) had an open goal after Frostburg goalie Katie Smith tripped, but Chatham's shot sailed just wide right of the net.
For the Bobcats, they had a last second push in the first half with under a minute to play. Adria Graham got a great pass up field, dodged two defenders with a great move, and fired a shot on goal. The shot was just tipped by Spartan goalie Melanie Glessner (Waldorf, Md. / Thomas Stone), and then it ricocheted off of the post back at Glessner who was able to quickly flick it out of bounds.
The second half was a different story as the game became completely opposite of the first half. Frostburg State controlled momentum of this half as they outshot York 10-6. The biggest play of this half for the red and black was when Graham got another crack at Glessner. This time she was one on one with Glessner and fired another shot, but an incredible diving save was made to keep the game scoreless. York really wasn't able to gain any momentum in the second half, but they put on a great defensive performance.
The first overtime was mutually controlled as neither team really put any pressure on each other. They both had two shots, but neither was on goal. The game went into double overtime, but again both teams failed to make anything happen as the squads settled for the tie.
The two goalies were both outstanding in the draw. York's Glessner finished the game with six saves and foiled a few other FSU opportunities. Frostburg State's Katie Smith finished the game with five saves.
Spartan head coach Vicki Sterner felt the defense played well yet again and also pointed out that junior Taylor Folk (Beavertown, Pa./Midd-West) did a great job in the middle of the field.
"Our defense played another outstanding game. Frostburg State is a dangerous team and our defenders contained their attack well. I also thought that Taylor Folk played a fantastic game for us. She has really been playing well lately."
York held a slight 18-16 edge in total shots while Frostburg had the better of shots on goal at 6-5.
The Spartans return to action on Tuesday October 8, at Marymount (Va.). The game will be played at 4:30 pm in Arlington, VA.
Written by David Boslough – York College Athletic Communications Student Assistant