BALTIMORE -- York (Pa.) (13-4-3) got its first win in the NCAA tournament since 2007 as the Spartans took down the Tartans of Carnegie Mellon (9-5-2) 1-0.
York opened the game with a pressure attitude that forced CMU to be on the defensive early. Beth Bunn opened up the shooting for York, with a shot that missed wide. Then the Spartans seemed to move quickly and Elexa Sherman sent a pass as the Spartan offense looked to rush down the field. Emily Cronise collected the pass at the center of the field 23 yards out from the goal.She fired a curling shot to the left post, and it had too much spin for Anna Albi, as the ball slipped off her hands and continued into the net. The goal was Cronise's fourth on the year, and ended up being the game winner for York.
The second half was a battle between the Carnegie offense and the York defense. The Spartans were only able to muster one shot, off of Clare Chatham's that forced a tough Katie Liston save. Carnegie Mellon fired 12 shots in the second half and Glessner had to make 3 tough saves. The game ended with the Spartans protecting their 1-0 lead and staying alive in the NCAA tournament.
The Spartans were outshot 17-7 for the game. Glessner helped protect the win for the Spartans with five saves on the day. The Spartans and Tartans were even in corner kicks with three each, but CMU had all three of their corner kicks in the second half.
With the win, the Spartans will move onto the NCAA second round game. The game will be played at 1:30 p.m. Sunday against Johns Hopkins.