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Spartans Stay Hot On Road, Shutout Cougars 1-0

Barak Amige photo courtesy of David Sinclair photography
Barak Amige photo courtesy of David Sinclair photography

UNION, NJ – The York College men's soccer squad got a shutout win on the road over Kean University 1-0 on a crisp evening in New Jersey.


Match #11

Score: York 1 – Kean 0

Records: York 7-3-1, Kean 5-5-2

Shots: York 16, Kean 17

Shots on Goal: York 6, Kean 3

Corner Kicks: York 6, Kean 7

Saves: York 3, Kean 5


How It Happened

•  The Spartans struck early in the 11th minute when Nathan Bilbie played in a bending free kick that found the foot of Barak Amige who was able to find the back of the net from in close to give the Spartans an early 1-0 lead.

• The defense held strong and held the lead 1-0 at halftime and limited the Cougars to only six shots in the first half.

• The Spartan defense continued to be a force in the second period as the held Kean scoreless backed by three saves by senior goalkeeper Devin Weiner to secure the 1-0 shutout victory.


Spartan Leaders

Barak Amige: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal, 2 shots

Nathan Bilbie: 1 assist, 1 shot on goal, 2 shots

Isiah Dorsey: 1 shot on goal, 4 shots


Cougar Leaders

Felipe Lucas: 1 shot on goal, 2 shots

Alex Nicol: 4 shots


Goalie Comparison

Devin Weiner (YCP): 90 minutes played, 0 goals against, 3 saves (Win, 1-0)  

Matt Miller (KU): 90 minutes played, 1 goal against, 5 saves (Loss, 1-0-1)  


Match Notes

York is now 3-1-0 all-time against Kean …this was the first meeting in the series since September 15, 2010 and the first win over the Cougars since September 16, 2009 … the Spartans end their six-game road trip with a 4-1-1 record and outscoring their opponents 10-3 … junior Barak Amige tallied his first goal of the season while senior Nathan Bilbie recorded his first assist on the year … this was York's fourth shutout win this year … the Spartans improve their already stellar road record to 6-1-1 this season.


Up Next

York returns home after their six-game road trip to take on Southern Virginia in a CAC contest on Saturday. Kick off slated for 3:00 pm.