LYNCHBURG, VA – The Lynchburg College Hornets downed the York College Spartans 5-2 in non-conference action on a very wet Saturday afternoon in Lynchburg, Virginia.
The win for the Hornets was the 500th for longtime Lynchburg head coach Enza Steele.
The Spartans fall to 3-4 overall while the 14th ranked Hornets improve to 5-2.
Lynchburg jumped out to an early 2-0 lead as they received goals from Kelli Williams and Morgan Lammando. Williams found the back of the cage 11 minutes into the game while Lammando's goal came just over a minute and a half later. The Hornets would take the 2-0 lead to the break.
The Hornets outshot the Spartans 15-5 in the opening half.
Lynchburg pushed their advantage to 3-0 with a Kelsey Link goal 12 minutes into the second half. The Hornet lead grew to 4-0 with 16 minutes left in the game when Grace Ann Edgerton found the back of the cage.
York's Kiersten Wetzel (Spring Grove, Pa./Spring Grove) broke up the shutout with an unassisted tally in the game's 59th minute. The goal was Wetzel's first collegiate goal. Teammate Katie Petrillo (Howell, N.J./Freehold Township) scored York's second goal 3:08 later when she put home a Nancy Saylor (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central) pass for Petrillo's second goal of the year.
Lynchburg closed out the scoring with Megan Tillou goal with 7:23 remaining in the game.
Lynchburg finished with a 29-17 margin in shots while the Spartans held a 7-4 advantage in penalty corners.
York's Abby Baker (Baltimore, Md./Mercy) recorded a season-high 12 saves. The save total tied her career high, a mark she first established last October 16 against Rhodes.
Jordan Seeley earned the win for Lynchburg as she recorded seven saves in her 70 minutes in cage.
Spartan head coach Carly Zinn was pleased with the performance of her team, even if it didn't show up on the scoreboard.
"I thought we played well against a very good team," said Zinn. "The score doesn't indicate it but I thought we played one of our best games of the season. I thought Keirsten (Wetzel) stepped up and played well in the attack while Katie Petrillo had a strong game for us."
The Spartans return to action on Tuesday afternoon when they host Elizabethtown College in a non-conference contest. Game time at Kinsley Field is set for 4:30 pm.