Spartans Fall at #25 CNU, 4-0 in CAC Contest

Alyssa Rankin photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith
Alyssa Rankin photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The York College women's soccer team could not find the back of the net against nationally ranked Christopher Newport and fell 4-0 on Saturday afternoon.


Match #14

Final Score: York 0 – #25 CNU 4

Records: York 6-8, (2-2), CNU 11-1, (4-0)

Shots: York 11, CNU 24

Shots on Goal: York 6, CNU 11

Corner Kicks: York 6, CNU 6

Saves: York 7, CNU 6


How It Happened:

• It didn't take long for the Captains offense to get going as Riley Cook was on the receiving end of a Maxine Borris cross fro the right wing the Cook was able to head into the net passed the Spartan keeper to give CNU an early 1-0 lead in the 9th minute.

• CNU added a second first-half goal in the 38th minute after another cross from the right wing, this time by Kayla Locklear that found the foot of Kristina Toms who knocked the ball in off the post to put the Spartans in a 2-0 hole going into the break.

• The Captains got an insurance goal around the midway point through the second period off a free kick from about 45 yards out by LuLu Manley to extend the CNU advantage to 3-0.

• In the final minute of regulation, CNU added a final score by Hailey Price after she cut through the defense on the left wing and put the ball in the back of the net.


Spartan Leaders

Caitlin Rankin: 2 shots on goal, 2 shots

Jo Nicholson: 1 shot on goal, 1 shot

Macayla Welsh: 1 shot on goal, 1 shot


Captain Leaders

Riley Cook: 1 goal, 2 shots on goal, 6 shots

Kristina Toms: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal, 2 shots

LuLu Manley: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal, 1 shot

Hailey Price: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal, 2 shots


Goalie Comparison

Jess Wieber (YCP): 90 minutes played, 4 goals against, 7 saves (Loss, 1-2)

Haley Eiser (CNU): 90 minutes played, 0 goals against, 6 saves (Win, 8-1)



York is 0-6-1 all-time against the Captains … the loss is the fifth consecutive defeat for the Spartans at the hands of CNU … the loss snaps a short two-game win streak for the Spartans in which they did not allow a goal … the Spartans tallied double digit shots for the 11th time this season … York falls to 2-4 away from home on the year.


Up Next

The Spartans are back home on Wednesday to take on the St. Mary's Seahawks in a CAC tilt. The game is also the Cancer Awareness Game for the team. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm at Graham Field.