Women's soccer slips to Spartans in home CAC matchup

Women's soccer slips to Spartans in home CAC matchup

ARLINGTON, Va. – A breezy day at Long Bridge Park on Saturday afternoon had a clash between two Capital Athletic Conference opponents, as the Marymount women's soccer team fell behind in the second half to York College of Pennsylvania for a 4-1 decision. 

An offensive stalemate saw plenty of action in the second half, as five goals found the back of the net in a 27-minute span. 

In the 62nd minute, the Spartans struck first, seeing a loose ball in the 18-yard box connect with the foot of York's Noelle Spinosa for the unassisted finish and 1-0 lead. 

Five minutes later, York added a second before a foul inside the 18-yard box gave the Saints a penalty-kick opportunity to get back into the match. Sophomore defender Gabby Cabrales stepped up for the attempt, sending a liner into the left side of the net to get within one, 2-1. 

The offensive push for the Saints wouldn't hold up, however, as York put away two more before the end of the match to take the 4-1 decision. 

In the net, junior Sydney Sherman tended for a little over 80 minutes, making seven saves, while freshman Emma Buck relieved her for the final 10 minutes for one save. 

The women will look to bounce back on Tuesday, October 3, hosting Wesley College for another CAC matchup at Long Bridge Park. First touch is scheduled for 7 p.m.