YORK, PA – On a day in which goals were hard to come by, the York College women's soccer team was able to muster up just enough to pull out a 1-0 victory. The first half featured scrappy play by both teams which resulted in two yellow cards being given to the visiting Eagles of Mary Washington. York scored early in the second half and that was all the Green and White needed to secure the win.
Final Score: York 1, Mary Washington 0
Records: York 5-9 (2-3 CAC), UMW 5-8 (2-3 CAC)
Shots: York 4, UMW 15
Shots on Goal: York 3, UMW 9
Corner Kicks: York 5, UMW 7
Saves: York 9, UMW 2
Fouls: York 11, UMW 9
How It Happened:
• The Spartans were able to break the near hour-long deadlock with a goal in the 58th minute. Sophomore defender Jenna Cholowinski sent a ball into the box off of a corner kick. The ball was met by the head of senior midfielder Ally Badman who put the ball into the back of the net and put the Spartans up 1-0.
• The Eagles nearly equalized just minutes later as Abby Zimmerman found herself with an open header off a corner kick but put the header just wide of goal.
• Junior goalkeeper Cat McCarty was called into action in the 88th minute as she saved a curling free kick from Brielle Mitchell. McCarty also made a save in the 89th minute to deny Olivia Severin and secure the 1-0 shutout win for the Green and White.
Ally Badman: 1 goal, 1 shot
Jenna Cholowinski: 1 assist
Natalie McCarthy: 2 shots
Brielle Mitchell: 5 shots
Abby Zimmerman: 3 shots
Lindsey Hendrickson: 2 shots
Cat McCarty (YCP): 90:00 minutes played, 0 goal against, 4 saves (Win, 1-5)
Allison Nork (UMW): 90:00 minutes played, 1 goal against, 2 saves (Loss, 1-2)
York is now 11-19-5 all-time against the Eagles from Mary Washington ... the Spartans last win against Mary Washington came via a 3-2 win on October 12, 2013 … the last game between the two was a 2-1 Spartan loss on September 29, 2018. Junior goalkeeper Cat McCarty notched her first win of the season as well as her first shutout in the 1-0 Spartan win … Sophomore defender Jenna Cholowinski recorded her first career assist against the Eagles … Senior midfielder Ally Badman scored her 3rd goal of the season, her first since Marymount (Va.) on September 11.
The Spartans return home for their next game as they host the Sea Gulls from Salisbury University. Kickoff is set for 7:00 pm at Graham Field.
Recap written by Trey Piper - Athletic Communications Student Intern