YORK, Pa. - York's back-to-back goals late in the second half propelled the Spartans to a 3-1 victory over Franklin & Marshall in a non-conference women's soccer game Tuesday evening. The Diplomats fall to 3-9, while York improves to 8-2-1.
Kat Sipes scored first for York when she headed in a corner kick from Carly Bock at 1:54. Neither team scored for 75 minutes as both defenses settled in. The Spartans went up 3-0 in a three minute span on back-to-back goals. The first happened at 76:35 as Kat Torode one-timed a corner kick from Steph Mergler. Katie Meehan headed a pass home from Kaitlyn Harney for the second goal of the half at 79:31.
The Diplomats lit the scoreboard when Christine Madonia scored her third goal of the year. Madonia headed in a corner kick from Jen Korngut in the 88th minute, making the score 3-1.
The Spartans outshot F&M 23-5 and held an 11-2 advantage in corner kicks.
F&M's Jessica House, filling in for an injured Katie Golding, takes the loss. House came into the game in the second half and stopped four shots. The Spartan's Desiree Halaka earns the win. Halaka picked up two saves in 45 minutes of work.
Franklin & Marshall returns to the pitch on October 10th when the Diplomats travel to McDaniel.
Franklin & Marshall (3-9) vs. York (Pa.) (8-2-1)
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Franklin & Marshall. 0 1 - 1
York (Pa.).......... 1 2 - 3
1. 1:54 YCP Kat Sipes (2) (Carly Bock) - corner from YCP 23, 16 headed home into left top shelf
2. 76:35 YCP Kat Torode (4) (Steph Mergler) - corner from 13. 21 volley one time for goal.
3. 79:31 YCP Katie Meehan (1) (Kaitlyn Harney) - 1 scores on header off 5 corner
4. 88:35 F&M Christine Madonia (3) (Jen Korngut) - corner from 19. header by 5 near post
Shots: Franklin & Marshall 5, York (Pa.) 23
Saves: Franklin & Marshall 5 (Katie Golding 1; Jessica House 4), York
(Pa.) 3 (Desiree Halaka 2; Sarah Spanarkel 1)