SOCCER: Gettysburg nips Susquehannock in intense battle
- Gettysburg and Susquehannock are now tied for first in York-Adams Division II at 6-1.
- The Adams County Warriors beat the York County Warriors on Tuesday, 2-0.
- Gettysburg's win avenged a loss to Susquehannock from earlier in the season.
GLEN ROCK — Ever since Gettysburg joined the York-Adams League in 2014, the boys’ soccer rivalry with Susquehannock has been intense.
It didn’t lessen any on Tuesday evening.
In game that totaled 31 fouls between the two clubs, it was clear there was respect, but little love for each other. For the first time all season, the York County Warriors found themselves trailing, courtesy of a Logan Carbaugh goal for the visitors just under 10 minutes into play.
With Coach Brett Maxwell’s team in the unusual position of playing catch-up, the emotions sometimes got a little heated.
Even for the coach, who was ejected from the contest with 17:30 remaining. Maxwell’s dismissal didn’t help his Warriors, who dropped a 2-0 decision to Gettysburg.
The two teams are now tied for first in York-Adams Division II at 6-1. Susquehannock is 10-1-1 overall, while Gettysburg is 9-1-0. The Adams County team avenged a loss to Susquehannock earlier this season in Gettysburg.
“They just came out and wanted it a little more than we did,” said Susquehannock assistant coach Scott Kaifer, who served as interim coach after Maxwell’s ejection. “They won the midfield and they just came out with more intensity.”
Maxwell was a victim of that intensity. Known as mostly an even-keeled guy, Maxwell’s outburst earned him his first red card in 12 years. Not only did Maxwell have to miss the final 17:30 of action Tuesday, he will also be off the sidelines for his team’s next game against Dover.
“It was a big game,” Kaifer said in talking about Maxwell’s ejection. “Things got a little intense and he said something that he probably shouldn’t have said.”
Susquehannock appeared to grab some momentum after its coach was ejected. But despite gaining the upper hand in possession, the Warriors were only able to get one shot on goal.
After Gettysburg successfully cleared the ball out of its territory with just more than five minutes remaining, the visitors took advantage of some exceptional hustle. A ball that appeared destined to go out of bounds was somehow saved by Jadan Santoyo.
Santoyo quickly dribbled into the box, where he was pushed in the back. That gave Santoyo a chance to all but put the game out of reach, and he did just that, burying a penalty kick with 4:56 left on the clock to double the lead to 2-0.
“We were in a position where we were down,” Kaifer said. “And that’s one we haven’t been in all year. But I thought we responded well and we had our opportunities, but just didn’t take full advantage of them.”
Gettysburg outshot Susquehannock 8-6, although the home team had a 3-0 edge in corners. Both Yanni Tassou of Gettysburg and Aaron Bilbie of Susquehannock finished with six saves each.
Dallastown 1, Warwick 1: At Dallastown, Kyle Hennigan scored on a penalty kick for the hosts to tie the match with 5:31 left in the first half. Nearly five minutes earlier, Warwick got a goal from Nine Efendic. A.J. Lentz made four saves in goal for the Wildcats.
West York 1, Eastern York 0: At West York, Adam Hersey scored in the game’s 36th minute, with Jacob May adding the assist.
Kennard-Dale 2, York Suburban 1: At Fawn Grove, the Rams struck twice in the second half to erase a 1-0 halftime deficit. Craig Potts leveled the scored for K-D and then Max Cooper provided the winner with just more than eight minutes to play. Dylan Greene scored the lone goal for Suburban.
York Catholic 5, Hanover 1: At York Catholic, Nick Bartkowiak finished with a goal and a pair of assists as the Irish cruised. Seth Falvey, Bryan Bullen, Nick Santamaria and Seungho Jung also scored for York Catholic.
Central York 4, South Western 1: At Hanover, the Panthers improved to 7-0-1 in York-Adams Division I play. All the scoring occurred in the second half. No other details were reported.
New Oxford 3, Spring Grove 1: At Spring Grove, the Colonials got two goals Kevin Figueroa to down the Rockets. Spring Grove’s lone goal came from Brant Aughenbaugh.
Northeastern 4, Red Lion 2: At Manchester, Amanda Bentz led the Bobcats to the victory by scoring two goals. Also for Northeastern, Abby Osborn and Brittany Arentz each scored one goal, while Cristal Flores added one assist. For the Lions, Lexis Kline and Natalie Aldrich each scored one goal, while Brooke Wentz added one assist.
York Catholic 14, Hanover 0: At York Catholic, Macayla Welsh led the Irish with two goals and one assist. Caroline Bandelin, Emma Summers, Eden Jahn, and Madison Lawrence each scored two goals, while Tyler Baim scored one goal and added one assist. The Irish held the Hawkettes to two shots on goal.
South Western 1, Central York 0: At Central York, Macey Miller’s goal with 53.4 seconds left broke a scoreless tie and sent the Mustangs to victory. Kyla Brossoit picked up an assist on the play.
York Suburban 2, Kennard-Dale 1: At Suburban, Pagie Bulgarelli and Roma Williams scored goals as the Trojans were able to hold off the Rams. Allison Ebaugh scored K-D’s goal.
Dallastown 1, Mechanicsburg 0: At Mechanicsburg, Hannah Larson found the back of the net at the 11-minute mark of the first half to give the Wildcats an early advantage. That ended up being the game-winning goal.
Susquehannock 2, Gettysburg 1 (OT): At Gettysburg, the York County Warriors prevailed in overtime in a York-Adams Division II showdown. Susquehannock is now alone in first at 6-0-1. Gettysburg fell to 6-2-0. No other details were reported.
Spring Grove 4, New Oxford 1: At Spring Grove, the Rockets rolled to victory. No other details were reported.
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