HARRISBURG, PA – The York College women's soccer team went on the road and scored two goals in the final three minutes to get a big 2-0 conference victory over the Penn State Harrisburg Lions.
Final Score: York 2 – PSU 0
Records: York 6-7, (2-1), PSU 6-8-1, (0-3)
Shots: York 21, PSU 7
Shots on Goal: York 11, PSU 3
Corner Kicks: York 8, PSU 2
Saves: York 3, PSU 9
How It Happened:
• The Spartans and Lions battled back-and-forth throughout the first half and both goalkeepers and defenses kept the opposing offenses at bay resulting in a 0-0 score going into the break.
• In the 48th minute it appeared York got on the board but was called offside negating the score and keeping the game tied 0-0.
• The Spartan offense was knocking on the doorstep the entire second half and finally broke through the Lion defense when Caitlin Rankin took advantage of a misplayed ball by the Lions and placed a shot perfectly into the lower left corner of the net to give the Spartans the 1-0 lead with just under two and half minutes to play.
• York got a key insurance goal in the final minute from Emily Munkittrick from 30 yards out to preserve the 2-0 win for the Spartans.
Emily Munkittrick: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal, 2 shots
Caitlin Rankin: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal, 1 shot
Alyssa Rankin: 2 shots on goal, 2 shots
Ryan Hussey: 2 shots on goal, 2 shots
Kaeleigh Smedley: 1 shot on goal, 2 shots
Miachaela Lowery: 1 shot on goal, 1 shot
Romina Dichio: 1 shot on goal, 1 shot
Jess Wieber (YCP): 90 minutes played, 0 goals against, 3 saves (Win, 1-1)
Kayla Arnold (PSU): 90 minutes played, 2 goals against, 9 saves (Loss, 5-7)
York is 5-2 all-time against the Lions … the win broke a two-game losing streak against PSU … Caitlin Rankin picked up her fourth goal on the season and now has a team-leading 15 points on the season … Emily Munkittrick also recorded her second goal of the season … goalkeeper Jess Wieber picked up her first win on the season and has now only allowed one goal in 189:45 … the Spartans racked up their fourth shutout on the season … the York defense did not allow a shot on goal by PSU the entire second half … York has now shutout their last two opponents, both CAC matchups.
The Spartans continue their conference schedule with a road trip to Christopher Newport University to take on the Captains on Saturday. Kick-off slated for 5:00 pm in Newport News, Va.