YORK – Cala Jamison (SR/Owasso, Okla.) gave the Panthers reason to celebrate the beginning of the 2020 season as she scored the game-winner over Bethel College in the final seconds on Saturday to lead York to the 2-1 win.
Jamison received the pass from Jazmin Pineda (JR/San Diego, Calif) and slotted it past the goalkeeper for the winning goal. York was the stronger team on the offensive side all afternoon as they outshot Bethel 16-7.
Breanna Bembenek (SR/Manhattan, Ill.) started off her senior campaign with the first goal of the season in the 28th minute. She led the Panthers with four shots on the afternoon. Pineda assisted on the Bembenek goal as well as she was a strong offensive player all afternoon.
York’s midfield was a game-changer as they kept possession of the ball most of the game and were very selective on when to move the ball forward. As the heat built throughout the afternoon the Panthers used their control to wear down the Threshers. Ultimately that paid off as the Panthers were stronger down the stretch.
Bethel snuck in a goal in the 82nd minute of play, but the Panthers did not break. They came right back out and dominated the final eight minutes of play until Jamison’s kick went into the back of the net.
Alexa Moreno (JR/Duarte, Calif.) picked up her first win in goal as a York College Panther. She played all 90 minutes in goal and recorded three saves.
York travels to face Friends University this Saturday in Wichita, Kansas. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.