FREDERICKSBURG, VA – The York College men's soccer squad ran into a buzz saw on Wednesday afternoon in their regular season finale as the University of Mary Washington Eagles rolled the Spartans 5-1 in Capital Athletic Conference play. The Eagles, who enter next week's CAC tournament as the two seed, earned their fourth win in their last five games since their 1-0 loss to the Spartans on October 12. York ends the regular season with three straight losses heading into the CAC tournament.
Spartan goalie Billy Bridegum set a new school record in the loss as he made 15 saves, breaking the previous school record of 11 that he shared with Charlie Johnson.
Final Score: York 1, #23 Mary Washington 5
Records: York 8-8-2 (4-6 CAC), UMW 12-3-3 (7-2-1 CAC)
Shots: York 9, UMW 33
Shots on Goal: York 2, UMW 21
Corner Kicks: York 3, UMW 4
Saves: York 16, UMW 1
Fouls: York 9, UMW 9
How It Happened
• The Eagles jumped on the Spartans early as they pressured the Spartan defense early in the game. That pressure almost paid off in the 12th minute but the Spartans notched a defensive save as a defender cleared it off the line. The Eagles finally broke through in the 16th minute as Josh Everard fed Jeremy Hokenson with a pass that he finished off for the 1-0 lead.
• The Eagles added to the lead less than two minutes later as Jacob Lovinger found the back of the cage for the 2-0 lead. Mary Washington made it 3-0 in the 39th minute as Josh Kirland scored off a Lucas Turney assist. The Spartans broke up the shutout in the 44th minute as junior Aidan Wisely scored off a Joey Faddoul pass to get York on the board.
• The second half was all Eagles as they got a pair of goals to provide for the final 5-1 score. Noah Mazzatenta scored in the 48th minute while Gabriel Francesconi found the scoring column in the 73rd minute.
Aidan Wisely: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal
Joey Faddoul: 1 assist
Barak Amige: 3 shots
Travis Gould: 3 shots, 1 shot on goal
Jeremy Hokenson: 1 goal, 1 assist, 5 shots, 4 shots on goal
Josh Kirkland: 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots, 2 shots on goal
Jacob Lovinger: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal
Noah Mazzatenta: 1 goal, 3 shots, 2 shots on goal
Gabe Francesconi: 1 goal, 2 shots, 1 shot on goal
Gabriel Soriano: 4 shots, 2 shots on goal
Abel Lewis: 3 shots, 2 shots on goal
Billy Bridegum (YCP): 90:00 minutes played, 5 goals allowed, 15 saves (Loss, 4-6-2)
Ken Kurtz (UMW): 90:00 minutes played, 1 goal allowed, 1 save (Win, 11-3-3)
The Spartans are now 16-20-3 all-time against the Eagles … the match is the final regular season meeting as CAC opponents as the Spartans are leaving the league and heading to the MAC next fall … the teams split their regular season meeting as the home team won both matches … junior keeper Billy Bridegum set a new career high with 15 saves in the loss … Bridegum has four of the top eight single game saves total in school history … the goal for junior Aidan Wisely was his first collegiate goal … Wisley had three career assists prior to today.
The Spartans will find out who they will play and where they will play at the conclusion of Wednesday's CAC action. Please check back on the Spartan men's soccer schedule for game information. The quarterfinals will be held on Saturday, November 2.