York Erupts at Dickinson

Photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith
Photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith

CARLISLE, Pa. – The York College women's lacrosse team put together a complete performance in its 13-4 victory over Dickinson College on the road on Friday evening in non-conference action. Meghan Fox and Regan Cook each scored four goals to put fifth-ranked York back in the win column after consecutive losses.  Charlotte Wright and Abby Smith combined to make 12 saves on 16 shots on goal to stifle the Red Devils, who were held to just four goals after finishing with 15 in a win over Bryn Mawr on Tuesday.

Game #8

Final Score: #5 York 13, Dickinson 4

Records: #5 York 5-3, Dickinson 4-5

Shots: York 23, Dickinson 32

Shots on Goal: York 16, Dickinson 16

Saves: York 12, Dickinson 3

Draw Controls: York 6, Dickinson 13

Ground Balls: York 10, Dickinson 13

Turnovers: York 14, Dickinson 14

Caused Turnovers: York 7, Dickinson 7

Fouls: York 19, Dickinson 15

Free Position Shots: York 8-for-12, Dickinson 2-for-14

How it Happened:

• After the first five minutes went scoreless, the Spartans scored twice in 35 seconds to jump out to an early 2-0 lead. Melissa Meehling fed Kayleigh Phillips for York's first goal, and Meghan Fox doubled the advantage with 24:16 remaining in the opening half. Just under six minutes later. Fox scored her second of the game, pushing the lead to 3-0. The Red Devils got on the board with 14:07 left in the first, closing within 3-1, but another 30 second flurry opened the Spartan lead to 5-1. Fox and Regan Cook scored in that span. Fox, who has scored at least four goals in four games entering Friday's matchup, scored her fourth with just over five minutes remaining in the first half, and finished another game with four goals. Meehling added another before the break, as York took a 7-2 halftime lead.

• Cook, who scored 28 goals as a freshman last season in just 15 appearances, has started a bit slower statistically this year, however. She entered the game with six goals in six games, and then scored once in the first half. To open the second, though, Cook scored three times in the first 14 minutes, along with a goal from Phillips to blow open York's lead to 11-2. On two of her goals, she took passes from Meehling and Fox. Along with the high-powered offense, the York defense and Charlotte Wright held the Red Devil offense to little execution. With 10 minutes remaining, Wright faced 26 shots, with 11 of them on goal, making eight saves in the process. For the final 13:20, Abby Smith entered the game and held the Red Devils to just one goal. Another key statistic was the free-position attempts. York converted on eight of its 12 free-position shots, while Dickinson went just 2-for-14, a huge discrepancy. Caitlin Rankin scored twice in a 2:16 span in the second half of the second period, sealing a 13-4 win for the Spartans.

Spartan Leaders:

Meghan Fox: 4 goals, 1 assist, six shots

Regan Cook: 4 goals, 6 shots, 1 caused turnover

Melissa Meehling: 1 goal, 2 assists, 1 ground ball, 3 caused turnovers

Caitlin Rankin: 2 goals, 3 shots

Kayleigh Phillips: 2 goals, 3 shots, 1 draw control

Red Devil Leaders:

Maddie Parker: 1 goal, 6 shots, 5 draw controls, 1 caused turnover

Erika Bloes: 1 goal, 7 shots, 1 ground ball

Anne Dunster: 1 goal, 7 shots

Ashley Conner: 1 goal, 2 shots, 1 ground ball

Goalie Comparison:

Charlotte Wright (YCP): 46:40 minutes played, 3 goals against, 8 saves (W, 5-3)

Abby Smith (YCP): 13:20 minutes played, 1 goals against, 4 saves

Avery Priest (DC): 60:00 minutes played, 13 goals against, 3 saves (L, 4-5)

Game Notes:

York is now 8-0 all-time against the Red Devils … the win snaps a two-game losing streak, the only one of the season … Meghan Fox has 35 points now on 28 goals and seven assists … she scored at least four goals in a game for the fifth time this season … Regan Cook matched a career high with four goals, matching her total against Frostburg State in 2017 … Caitlin Rankin notched a pair of goals for the fourth time this year … Charlotte Wright advanced to 5-3 on the season, and trimmed her goals against average to 8.58 while improving her save percentage to .448 in over 447 minutes … Abby Smith has a .625 save percentage in a little over 44 minutes … York's six draw controls tied the lowest in a game this season … its 16 shots on goal marks the lowest this season, but the 13 goals is the third-most scored this year.

Up Next:

The Spartans return home on Wednesday to host Dickinson in a Capital Athletic Conference contest. York is 10-0 all-time against the Wolverines.