York Rolls Past Southern Virginia

Photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith
Photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith

YORK, Pa. – The York College women's lacrosse team scored 20 goals for the fifth time in seven games, taking down Southern Virginia University 20-3 on the road in Capital Athletic Conference play on Saturday evening. The win was York's eighth in a row, who got goals from 11 different Spartans.

Game #15

Final Score: #7 York 20, SVU 3

Records: #7 York 12-3, 6-1 CAC, SVU 5-11, 0-8 CAC

Shots: York 36, SVU 20

Shots on Goal: York 28, SVU 12

Saves: York 9, SVU 8

Draw Controls: York 16, SVU 8

Ground Balls: York 8, SVU 10

Turnovers: York 11, SVU 7

Caused Turnovers: York 4, SVU 5

Fouls: York 18, SVU 15

Free Position Shots: York 4-for-5, SVU 0-for-5

How it Happenend

• York wasted little time getting going, scoring in just 12 seconds. Meghan Fox kicked things off for the Spartans, scoring her 41st of the season. The Knights battled back, answering within two and a half minutes, but the Green and White rattled off eight straight goals to take a commanding 9-1 lead. Devin Hursey got it started with 23:27 left in the first half. Natalie Rosewag fed Skye Slater to double York's lead, and before SVU mustered another point, Hursey added another, as did Regan Cook, who scored twice, Melissa Meehling, Fox and Slater.

• Once Southern Virginia closed to 9-2, York finished the first half off with another blistering tear, putting together five consecutive goals to head into the break with a 14-2 advantage. To start the second half, the seventh-ranked Spartans managed the first two goals, thanks to Hayley McCormick and Juliana Greco. Greco would add another before the final buzzer, as did Amanda Tufano, Caitlin Rankin and Madison Marciniak. The 20-3 win was York's eighth in a row, solidifying the second spot in the Capital Athletic Conference.

Spartan Leaders:

Juliana Greco: 3 goals, 1 assist, 3 shots, 1 draw control

Melissa Meehling: 2 goals, 2 assists

Regan Cook: 3 goals, 7 shots

Skye Slater: 3 goals, 4 shots

Knight Leaders:

Miklain Hardy: 1 goal, 2 shots, 1 ground ball, 3 draw controls

Natalie Rice: 1 goal, 7 shots, 2 draw controls

Goalie Comparison:

Charlotte Wright (YCP): 30:00 minutes played, 2 goals against, 6 saves (W, 12-3)

Abby Smith (YCP): 30:00 minutes played, 1 goal against, 3 saves

Madilyn Krauss (SVU): 60:00 minutes played, 20 goals against, 8 saves (L, 5-10)

Game Notes:

York is now 5-0 all-time against the Knights … the win was York's eighth in a row … the Spartans have now scored 20 goals in five of their last seven games … Juliana Greco matched her career high with three points … Regan Cook has scored at least three goals for the fifth consecutive game … she has scored in each of the last nine games … Nicole Clauter managed eight draw controls … last week, she was named the National Defensive Player of the Week after controlling 14 and 13 draws in consecutive games.

Up Next:

The Spartans will conclude their regular season at Kinsley Field on Wednesday night against Marymount (Va.). York is 11-1 all-time against the Saints, and have won the last 11 meetings.

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