YORK, PA – The York College women's soccer team celebrated their 2013 senior day in winning fashion as the Spartans downed the Southern Virginia Knights 1-0 in non-conference action on a cold and breezy Saturday afternoon in York.
The Spartans improve to 10-4-2 overall while the Knights fall to 6-9-1 with the loss.
The Spartans controlled play from the opening kickoff. The Spartans fired off the first five shots of the game as they pressured the Knights defense early and often. The Spartan pressure finally paid off in the 38th minute when Clare Chatham (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) took a corner kick after a shot from Elexa Sherman (Collegeville, Pa./Methacton) was saved by Southern Virginia goalie Morgan Young. Chatham fed the ball into the box where it found the foot of Kirsten Good (Palmyra, Pa./Palmyra). Good flicked the ball to junior Jamie Sokolis (Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall) who booted the ball home for the goal. The goal was Sokolis' fourth of the year.
The Spartans carried the play in the opening half with an 11-2 edge in shots and a 7-0 margin in shots on goal.
The second half saw the Spartans continue their strong play with continual pressure in the Knights defensive third. Unfortunately for the Green and White, they would not be able to net any of their 12 second half shots as they settled for the 1-0 win.
York finished the game with a 23-3 edge in total shots and a 12-1 margin in shots on goal. The Spartans recorded five corner kicks in the victory.
Junior Melanie Glessner (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) picked up her fourth shutout of the year as she improves to 8-3-2 overall. Glessner was forced to make just one save in her 90 minutes of work.
Young took the loss for the Knights as she allowed the one goal while she registered one save in her 45 minutes of work. MaKenzie Cox worked the second half and notched five saves.
The Spartans conclude their regular season on Wednesday night when they travel to PSU Harrisburg to face the Lions in a key CAC contest. Game time in Middleburg, PA is set for 7:00 pm.