No. 9 Spartans Earn Road Victory At Oswego

Photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith
Photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith

OSWEGO, N.Y. – The York College women's lacrosse team jumped out to an early 4-0 lead to defeat SUNY Oswego 13-6 on the road in non-conference action on Saturday. Meghan Fox and Devin Hursey combined for 11 points on the afternoon, helping York to a victory in its first road game of the season.

Game #5

Final Score: #9 York 13, Oswego 6

Records: #9 York 4-1, Oswego 3-2

Shots: York 45, Oswego 14

Shots on Goal: York 23, Oswego 12

Saves: York 6, Oswego 10

Draw Controls: York 16, Oswego 4

Ground Balls: York 15, Oswego 17

Turnovers: York 15, Oswego 17

Caused Turnovers: York 7, Oswego 6

Fouls: York 0, Oswego 0

Free Position Shots: York 1-for-3, Oswego 1-for-4

How it Happened:

• The Spartans didn't wait much time before jumping on top of Oswego St., scoring the first four goals of the game within the first 15 minutes. Meghan Fox was the first to score, fresh off her eight-goal performance against No. 3 Trinity. Her goal came with 25:20 to play in the opening half. Just over three minutes later, Fox fed Claudia DiVenti for her third goal of the season, doubling the York advantage. Fox wasted no time before scoring again, pushing the lead to 3-0 with 20:30 left in the half. Baliegh Bradley, who assisted Fox for York's third goal, her first assist of the season, then found Caitlin Rankin for another assist.

• The Lakers got one back with 13:26 to make it 4-1, but Devin Hursey answered with two straight goals herself within just 1:41. After a second Oswego goal, Skye Slater assisted on a Regan Cook goal just 24 seconds after the Lakers scored, taking a 7-2 lead with 8:27 left in the half. Oswego scored its third with just over five minutes to play, as York used a 26-5 shot advantage in the opening half to take a 7-3 lead at the break.

• Rankin scored her second of the game in the first two minutes of the second half, taking a pass from Fox. She finished off her third with 22:03 to play, pushing to a 9-3 lead. After a Laker goal, Fox scored twice more, taking both assists from Hursey, moving the York lead to 11-4 at the midway point of the period. DiVenti notched her second of the game with just under 10 minutes to play and then Hursey netted yet another, sealing a dominant 13-6 victory for the ninth-ranked Spartans.

Spartan Leaders:

Meghan Fox: 4 goals, 2 assists, 8 shots, 5 shots on goal, 1 draw control

Devin Hursey: 3 goals, 2 assists, 7 shots, 3 shots on goal, 2 ground balls, 1 draw control, 1 caused turnover

Caitlin Rankin: 3 goals, 4 shots, 3 shots on goal, 3 ground balls, 1 caused turnover

Claudia DiVenti: 2 goals, 2 shots, 6 draw controls, 1 ground balls

Laker Leaders:

Teresa Shattuck: 4 goals, 5 shots, 4 shots on goal, 2 draw controls, 1 ground ball

Montana Garrett: 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 shots, 1 ground ball, 1 caused turnover

Goalie Comparison:

Charlotte Wright (YCP): 55:06 minutes played, 5 goals against, 6 saves (W, 4-1)

Abby Smith (YCP): 4:54 minutes played, 1 goal against, 0 saves

Angela Ponto (Oswego): 60:00 minutes played, 13 goals against, 10 saves (L, 3-2)

Game Notes:

The Spartans are now 2-0 all-time against Oswego … the first meeting was a 12-5 victory for York in 2017 … Meghan Fox finished with four goals and two assists, piling up 14 points in her last two games … Devin Hursey matched her career high of five points, also matching career highs of three goals and two assists … Hursey has 17 points in the last four games … Caitlin Rankin scored three goals, tying her career-high … Baleigh Bradley finished with a career high-matching two assists.

Up Next:

York hosts top-ranked Gettysburg on Wednesday at Kinsley Field. The Spartans are just 1-4 all-time against the Bullets, having dropped the last two meetings. First draw is set for 6 p.m.

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