No. 2 Messiah survives York (Pa.)
Roundup: No. 3 Christopher Newport eases by St. Mary's (Md.)
YORK, Pa. – Danny Thompson's goal in the 78th minute propeled No. 2 Messiah to a 2-1 come from behind victory against York (Pa.). The Falcons improve to 10-0-1 while the Spartans fell to 3-5-3.
The Spartans jumped on the board first, taking a 1-0 lead in the 14th minute. Sophomore midfielder Justin Facer knocked a 35-yard free kick from the left side of the field, lofting the ball toward the goal. Facer's ball flew toward the Falcon net, over the outstretched hand of goalkeeper Jake Berry, and into the top right side of the goal.
Messiah tied the game 1-1 in the 23rd minute when Thompson posted the equalizer. After a flurry of shots in front of the Spartan net, including one that was saved off the line by Spartan defender Matt Yackel, Thompson put away the rebound for his seventh tally of the year.
In the second half, it was Thompson who provided the game-winner for the Falcons. Thompson collected the ball in the midfield and then outraced the Spartan defense. Thompson won the one-on-one opportunity against York goalkeeper Ethan Kavanagh to give the Falcons a 2-1 lead.
No. 3 Christopher Newport 4, St. Mary's (Md.) 1
ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. -- No. 3 Christopher Newport improved to 9-0-1 overall this season after taking a 4-1 victory on the road on Wednesday against St. Mary's (Md.) (5-6).
CNU got on the board quickly when freshman Jalon Brown scored in the 6th minute of action. Brown collected a pass and slipped a low shot into the right side of the goal.
The Captains held the 1-0 advantage for the remainder of the half, outshooting the home team 7-3. The CNU defense allowed one shot on-frame, stopped by senior goalkeeper Justin Wolfe.
In the second half, the Captains offense surged into gear, scoring three more goals led by senior scoring leader Brian Lybert. Lybert added to his team-high scoring total with a goal and an assist in the second half, including the assist on the eventual game-winner by Andrew Bonorden.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.