York College forward Chris Weaver made his final collegiate appearance in his hometown a memorable one on Wednesday night when the senior netted the game-winning goal in the 89th minute, leading his Spartans to a 1-0 win over Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.
The Spartans, who are currently ranked No. 23 in NCAA Division III, improved to 5-1, while the Blue Jays fell to 2-3-1.
With the clock ticking down toward the end of regulation, York got a turnover around midfield and quickly turned the opportunity into a 4-on-3 break. Another Baltimore player, Daniel Baxter, had the ball and flicked it to an onrushing Weaver on the right wing. Weaver rifled a shot across the goalmouth inside the far left post for the game-winning tally. Weaver's goal was his third of the year and first game-winner of the campaign. Weaver now has five game-winning goals for his Spartan career.
Brad Schmidt earned the win with two saves in goal.
York finished the game outshooting the Blue Jays, 14-9, including a 6-2 margin in shots on goal.
OTHER YORK COLLEGE NEWS
WOMEN'S VOLLEY BALL TEAM ROLLS: The York College women's volleyball team opened its home campaign in impressive fashion, blanking Hood College 3-0 in a non-conference contest on Wednesday night in York. The game scores were 25-14, 25-15, 25-16. The Spartans are now 9-2, while the Blazers fall to 4-6. The nine wins tie the Spartans' season total from last fall. Freshman Iojema Igwe led York with 11 kills in 19 attempts. Sophomore Emma Geisser had nine kills in 15 attempts. Sophomore Allie Donahue dished out 23 assists. Sophomore Cassie Miller had eight digs.
SPARTAN GOLFER HONORED BY CAC: York College senior Kevin Long was selected as the Capital Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week after winning medalist honors at the season-opening Penn State Harrisburg Fall Invitational. Long fired a 3-under-par 68, including an eagle on the 491-yard fifth hole, in leading the Spartans to a tie for first place in the team standings.
WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM IN 0-0 TIE WITH GETTYSBURG: The York College women's soccer team forged a scoreless draw with unbeaten Gettysburg on Wednesday in York. The Spartans stand at 3-2-1 overall, while the Bullets are 5-0-2. York junior keeper Melanie Glessner notched a season-high 11 saves in her second shutout of the year.