YORK, Pa. – The York College women's lacrosse team controlled Wesley College to win 20-1 at Kinsley Field on Wednesday evening in Capital Athletic Conference action. Thirteen different players scored for the Spartans as Charlotte Wright and Abby Smith combined to allow just one goal for the Wolverines. York was efficient on the offensive end, putting 26 of its 28 shots on goal, leading to a season-high 20 goals on the afternoon.
Final Score: #9 York 20, Wesley 1
Records: #9 York 6-3, Wesley 5-4
Shots: York 28, Wesley 3
Shots on Goal: York 26, Wesley 3
Saves: York 2, Wesley 6
Draw Controls: York 15, Wesley 8
Ground Balls: York 13, Wesley 6
Turnovers: York 8, Wesley 15
Caused Turnovers: York 10, Wesley 2
Fouls: York 6, Wesley 9
Free Position Shots: York 2-for-2, Wesley 0-for-0
How it Happened:
• It took the Spartans just 1:50 to take the lead, thanks to Alyssa Rankin on a free-position shot. The goal was Rankin's first of the season, and initiated a seven-goal spurt that lasted less than nine minutes. With 21:09 remaining in the first half, just 8:51 into the game, York had built a 7-0 lead coming from seven different scorers. York's leading scorer Meghan Fox was the second to score, then Skye Slater, Regan Cook, Devin Hursey and Juliana Greco all notched goals in the opening 10 minutes. Just past the halfway point of the opening half, Madison Marciniak scored her first of three first-half goals to push the lead to seven before Wesley got on the board.
• After the lone Wolverine goal, York managed five more in the final 7:40 to take a 12-1 halftime lead. Marciniak had a pair of the five, while Caitlin Rankin, Baleigh Bradley and Jordan Conley put away the others. Bradley would finish with a goal and a pair of assists for a career-high three points.
• The second half was more of the same for York, scoring eight goals in the final period, while shutting the Wolverines down to seal its first Capital Athletic Conference win of the season, 20-1. Five different players scored in the final 30 minutes, including Caitlin Rankin, who notched three. Slater added two more while Hayley McCormick, Melissa Meehling and Claudia DiVenti finished their chances.
Caitlin Rankin: 4 goals, 4 shots, 3 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers
Skye Slater: 3 goals, 1 assist, 5 shots, 1 ground ball, 1 caused turnover
Madison Marciniak: 3 goals, 4 shots
Baleigh Bradley: 1 goal, 2 assists, 2 shots, 1 draw control
Alexis Hart: 7 draw controls
Fallon Fore: 1 goal, 1 shot, 2 draw controls
Paige Brehm: 1 assist, 2 shots, 1 ground ball, 1 draw control
Charlotte Wright (YCP): 12:00 minutes played, 0 goals against, 0 saves (W, 6-3)
Abby Smith (YCP): 48:00 minutes played, 1 goal against, 2 saves
Shelby Schirmer (Wesley): 60:00 minutes played, 20 goals against, 6 saves (L, 5-4)
The Spartans are now 11-0 all-time against Wesley … York's 20 goals are the most scored in a game this season … the previous high was 16 in a 16-15 win over No. 3 Trinity … Madison Marciniak scored a career-high three goals and a career high of three points … Caitlin Rankin set a career high with four goals, also matching her career high of point … Baleigh Bradley dished out two assists, matching a career high, but added a goal to notch a career-high three points … Skye Slater finished with four points, matching a career high … Hayley McCormick matched a career high of three points, including a career-high two assists … York put 26 of its 28 shots on goal, good for a .929 SOG percentage, the highest of the season … one goal against is the fewest allowed this season … York was 10-for-10 in clears, the fifth time it was perfect for the season … the Spartans caused 10 turnovers, tied for the second-most this year.
York heads to Mary Washington on Saturday for the first of two consecutive conference games away from home. The Spartans took down the Eagles 10-6 last season, and are 8-9 all-time against Mary Washington.