ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. – The seventh-ranked York College women's lacrosse team unleashed 22 goals on St. Mary's (Md.) College, just one off the school record, to defeat the Seahawks 22-12 on the road in Capital Athletic Conference play on Wednesday evening. Devin Hursey dished out a school-record nine assists, and finished with a record-matching 11 points in the win, while Regan Cook notched nine points on six goals, tied for the fourth-most in a game all time.
Final Score: #7 York 22, St. Mary's 12
Records: #7 York 8-3, 3-1 CAC, St. Mary's 6-7, 2-3 CAC
Shots: York 37, St. Mary's 28
Shots on Goal: York 34, St. Mary's 20
Saves: York 8, St. Mary's 12
Draw Controls: York 24, St. Mary's 11
Ground Balls: York 22, St. Mary's 13
Turnovers: York 15, St. Mary's 14
Caused Turnovers: York 7, St. Mary's 4
Fouls: York 21, St. Mary's 14
Free Position Shots: York 1-for-3, St. Mary's 6-for-8
How it Happened:
• York wasted little time jumping on the Seahawks, scoring in just 18 seconds when Kayleigh Phillips put the Spartans up 1-0. It only took 1:06 for St. Mary's to respond, leveling the score at 1-1. After just 2:07, both teams had scored a pair of goals, and the shootout was underway. Skye Slater scored the second for York. But, during the middle portion of the first half, the Spartans scored eight consecutive goals to extend its lead to 10-2. Regan Cook scored three of those eight goals, and would finish with a career-high nine points on six goals and three assists. Her six goals ranks her tied for fourth-most in a game in school history, and her nine points places her in a tie for third all-time. Additionally, Devin Hursey had four of her school-record nine assists in that 7:09 stretch. Also, Hursey would finish with 11 points on the day, matching the most in a game in program history. Cook, Phillips, Slater, Hayley McCormick and Baleigh Bradley all scored during that span to push the Spartans ahead for good.
• After St. Mary's ended its scoring drought to pull within 10-3, York immediately scored two more, one from Cook and one from Meghan Fox as Hursey and Bradley added assists. Cook would add another goal before half, receiving another assist from Hursey, as York led 13-6 at the break.
• On two occasions to begin the second half, the Spartans would answer a Seahawk goal with a pair of their own. Slater and Melissa Meehling scored less than 30 seconds apart to push York up to a 15-7 lead with 26:17 to play. Again St. Mary's scored, but then Phillips returned the favor with two goals in a span of 1:11, with two assists from Hursey. McCormick scored her second of the game with just over 20 minutes to play, taking a pass from Cook, who would score and assist on another goal in the final 15 minutes. York cruised to a 22-12 win, the most goals scored in a game this season.
Devin Hursey: 2 goals, 9 assists, 4 shots
Regan Cook: 6 goals, 3 assists, 8 shots, 2 ground balls
Kayleigh Phillips: 5 goals, 7 shots, 2 ground balls, 8 draw controls
Skye Slater: 3 goals, 1 assist, 5 shots, 2 ground balls
Lacey Brown: 3 goals, 5 shots, 1 ground ball
Ali Collie: 2 goals, 1 assist, 5 shots
Kate Bartholomew: 2 goals, 3 shots, 4 draw controls
Charlotte Wright (YCP): 44:44 minutes played, 11 goals against, 7 saves (W, 8-3)
Abby Smith (YCP): 15:16 minutes played, 1 goal against, 1 save
Emma Brown (SMC): 45:15 minutes played, 20 goals against, 11 saves (L, 6-7)
Aimee Uibel (SMC): 14:45 minutes played, 2 goals against, 1 save
York has now won nine of its last 10 games against the Seahawks … Devin Hursey matched a school record with 11 points … she dished out nine assists on the evening, the most in school history … the previous record for assists in a game was six … Nicole Clauter totaled 14 draw controls, a school record ... Regan Cook scored six goals – tied for the fourth-most in school history – and had three assists – both career highs … her nine points in a game tied the third-most total in program history … Kayleigh Phillips scored five goals, a career high … her five points also sets a career high … Hayley McCormick's two goals matches her career best … Meghan Fox now has 39 points on the season, the most on the team … Fox has a goal in every game this season … Hursey now has 38 after recording 11 … she has at least one point in each of the last five games … Cook has 16 points of her 21 points in the last five games … York has now won its last four games … 22 goals ties the second-most scored in a game in school history … on three occasions, York has scored 23 goals in a game in history … the team's 15 assists is also the second-most ever … York's 24 draw controls also sets a record … the 37 points in one game is the most all-time.
The Spartans host Christopher Newport on Saturday in a big Capital Athletic Conference matchup. First draw at Kinsley Field is set for 1 p.m. York defeated CNU twice last year, including a win in the CAC Tournament semifinals.