Defense Continues Stellar Run as Spartans and Blue Jays End in Scoreless Tie

Ethan Lloyd photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Ethan Lloyd photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – The York College men's soccer team posted it's third straight shutout as they had their second straight scoreless tie, this time with Elizabethtown on Saturday night in Elizabethtown. The Spartan defense has conceded just one goal so far this year as they now have a defensive scoreless streak of 382:25, dating back to the first half of the season opener at Eastern Mennonite.

 

Match #4

Final Score: York 0, Elizabethtown 0 in 2OT

Records: York 2-0-2, Etown 1-1-1

Shots: York 17, Etown 13

Shots on Goal: York 5, Etown 2

Corner Kicks: York 3, Etown 3

Saves: York 2, Etown 5

Fouls: York 15, Etown 18

 

How It Happened:

• The game was a defensive slugfest as the offenses were held in check for most of the evening. The Spartans had the better of the play in the opening 45 minutes as the Spartans outshot the Blue Jays 7-3. The three Blue Jay shots were all off target while York just managed two shots on frame.

• The Spartans again had the advantage in the second half, outshooting the Blue Jays 9-4 in the second 45 minutes including 3-1 in shots on goal. The Spartans had some chances early but the Blue Jay defense and goalie Kelvin Del Cid were up to the task.

• The two extra periods flowed in favor of the Blue Jays but York's back line and keeper Billy Bridegum were up to the task, preserving the tie and their third straight shutout.

 

Spartan Leaders

Zion Friday: 6 shots, 2 shots on goal

Sam Johnson: 2 shots, 1 shot on goal

Isiah Dorsey: 2 shots, 1 shot on goal

 

Blue Jay Leaders

Tate Mohney: 3 shots, 1 shot on goal

Cameron Sheva: 3 shots, 1 shot on goal

 

Goalie Comparison

Billy Bridegum (YCP): 110:00 minutes played, 0 goals against, 2 saves (Tie, 2-0-2)

Kelvin Del Cid (Etown): 110:00 minutes played, 0 goals against, 5 saves (Tie, 1-1-1)

 

Notes:

The Spartans and Blue Jays met for just the fourth time and the first time since October 16, 2004 … Elizabethtown leads the all-time series 2-1-1 … Billy Bridegum now has three straight shutouts for the year as his scoreless streak stands at 382:25 … Bridegum now has eight career clean sheets … Bridegum is now 17-13-7 as the Spartans' starter in 37 games … Bridegum's GAA is now down to 0.22 in his 416:44 in goal.

 

Up Next

The Spartans return to the pitch on Wednesday night when they travel to the #22 Johns Hopkins to face the Blue Jays in the annual Route 83 rivalry. The match is slated for a 7:00 pm start from historic Homewood Field.   

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