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York Shuts Out Captains 1-0 For Huge Road Win

Nathan Bilbie photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith
Nathan Bilbie photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The York College men's soccer team picked up their second conference win on the season with 1-0 shutout on the road against the Christopher Newport Captains.


Match #14

Final Score: York 1 – CNU 0

Records: York 9-3-2, (2-0-2), CNU 6-6, (2-2)

Shots: York 4, CNU 15

Shots on Goal: York 3, CNU 5

Corner Kicks: York 0, CNU 6

Saves: York 5, CNU 2


How It Happened:

• The first half was a defensive struggle with only three combined shots on goal and the Spartans only able to muster two shots on offense. The two teams played to a scoreless tie into halftime.

• In the 56th minute the Spartans who had been stifled on offense finally broke through as senior Nathan Bilbie fired a shot from 35 yards out and was able to beat the Captain keeper to give the Spartans a 1-0 lead.

 • The Spartan defense continued to stand strong with goalkeeper Billy Bridegum making three second-half saves to preserve the shutout and give York the 1-0 victory.


Spartan Leaders

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

Aiden Wisley: 1 shot on goal, 1 shot

Marc Murgo: 1 shot


Captain Leaders

Teig Lesko: 1 shot on goal, 2 shots

Justin Wilson: 1 shot on goal, 2 shots

Stephen Durbin: 1 shot on goal, 2 shots


Goalie Comparison

Billy Bridegum (YCP): 90 minutes played, 0 goals against, 5 saves (Win, 8-3-2)

Zach Pedini (CNU): 90 minutes played, 1 goal against, 2 saves (Loss, 6-6)



York is 7-6-5 all-time against the Captains … this was the first win for the Spartans over CNU since November 6, 2013 in the CAC tournament in penalty kicks and the first regular season victory over the Captains since October 5, 2013 in double overtime … senior Nathan Bilbie picked up his third goal of the season, which is in his last six games after missing the first eight matches to injury … the four shots were a season-low for the Spartan offense and only the second time they were held in single digits, however York is 2-0 in those games … Billy Bridegum picks up his fifth shutout on the year … York extends their unbeaten streak to seven matches in a row … the Spartans continue to be road warriors as they are now 7-1-1 away from Graham Field this season.


Up Next

The Spartans remain on the road to take on the St. Mary's (Md.) Seahawks on Wednesday in another CAC bout. Kick-off slated for 3:30 pm in St. Mary's City, Md.