Gettysburg hit the York Suburban keeper Emma Poff with one shot at a time, but Poff blocked them all.
That is, until Senior Warrior Lora Bertram slipped a little more than four minutes after Poff in the second half and scored the only goal of the game in Gettysburg's 1-0 win at YAIAA 2 girls' football on Tuesday night at Warrior Stadium.
Poff denied all nine shots she saw in the first half, ending the match with 11 saves.
"Suburban has a great goalkeeper and she did the same to us when we first met her," said Gettysburg head coach John Colgan. “They were much better organized this time. But we kept the pressure on and I thought it was only a matter of time before we put one on the web. "
Bertram's winner came from a support from Liv Colgan with 35:47 in the game. Colgan had the ball on the right flank and hit a cutting Bertram who collided with a Trojan defender as they both ran for the ball. Bertram won the race, took a touch and buckled it past Poff.
"We connected a lot of passes outside the box and Liv found me in the middle," said Bertram. "I put my head over the ball and had a good shot."
The win gives Gettysburg (11-0) their second crown in a row, but they want to close an undefeated regular season with a win at Susquehannock on Wednesday.
A win against Susky would secure Gettysburg at least one home game in the upcoming District 3 Class 3A tournament starting next Wednesday.
"We don't feel like we've won the division yet," said Gettysburg's assistant coach Kathy Reinert. "Playing a game was our first goal of the season and staying undefeated in the regular season was our second."
Bertram said of the division's title: "We're happy about it, but we want to remain unbeaten."
Suburban (5-6-1) played their last game of the season and refused to pass after falling behind.
Poff continued their strong game between the posts, denying chances to Ella Santoyo and Maddy Gaydon while the Trojans scored five shots on goal after half-time.
All five were stopped by Jenna Brasee, Senior Keeper of Warrior, and Gettysburg pushed through his shutout streak to four games in a row. In total, Brasee conceded six goals in the campaign.
“We knew this was going to be a tough game. Everyone wants to take out the top team, and we needed such a close game near districts, ”said John Colgan. "Jenna showed really good composure in goal tonight."
Reinert said of the shutout run: “The system we are playing enables scoring. But our defense is strong, fast and they work very well together. "
Among Poff's nine saves in the first half, there were two rejections that were just seven seconds apart. The first was a diversion while diving at Rachel McKinney's attempt. Bertram tried her luck on the ricochet and got dry when Poff recovered just in time to dive again.
"We had a lot of opportunities and we felt like a goal was coming," said Santoyo, a co-captain. "We had to keep our cool and play our game."
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York Suburban 0 0 – 0
Gettysburg 0 1 – 1
Second half: G – Lora Bertram (Liv Colgan), 35:47. Weft: YS-5; G-12. Corners: YS-1; G-6. Stores: YS-Emma Poff (11); G-Jenna Brasee (5)