MONTCLAIR, NJ – The sixth ranked Spartan women's lacrosse team open cruised to a 14-4 win over Montclair State in their first road contest for the 2019 season. Junior Meghan Fox scored her 100th career goal in the win.
Final Score: #6 York (Pa.) 14, Montclair State 4
Records: York (Pa.) 2-0, Montclair State 0-1
Shots: York 39, MSU 18
Shots on Goal: York 26, MSU 11
Ground Balls: York 18, MSU 14
Turnovers: York 12, MSU 18
Clears: York 9-for-10, MSU 12-for-16
Draw Controls: York 11, MSU 7
Fouls: York 12, MSU 15
How It Happened:
• The Spartans didn't wait long to grab the lead as Jordan Conley found the back of the net just 42 seconds into the contest. Devin Hursey added another only a few minutes after to give York the early 2-0 lead.
• After a pair of Red Hawk goals from Chelsea Orban, York ended the half with five unanswered goals including three straight from Meghan Fox in a span of 10:23 as York took a controlling 7-2 advantage into halftime.
• York continued to roll on the offensive end as they scored the first four goals of the second half in the first 11:20 including a trio of tallies from Skye Slater. The Spartans led 11-2 with 18:40 to play and were in complete control.
• The defense continued to hold the Red Hawks at bay while York added three more goals to coast to a 14-4 win to start off their three-game road trip.
Meghan Fox: 5 goals, 1 assist, 3 ground balls
Skye Slater: 3 goals, 1 assist, 1 caused turnover
Devin Hursey: 2 goals, 2 assists
Nicole Clauter: 5 draw controls, 3 caused turnovers, 2 ground balls
Claudia DiVenti: 4 draw controls, 3 caused turnovers, 1 ground ball
Red Hawk Leaders:
Chelsea Orban: 2 goals
Megan Mahlstadt: 1 goal
Jessica Andreula: 1 goal, 1 ground ball, 1 caused turnover
Amber Gonzalez: 3 draw controls
Abby Smith (YCP): 60 minutes played, 4 goals against, 7 saves (Win, 2-0)
Amanda Maguire (MSU): 30 minutes played, 7 goals against, 8 saves (Loss, 0-1)
Allyn Lilien (MSU): 30 minutes played, 7 goals allowed, 4 saves
The Spartans are now 4-1 against the Red Hawks and have won two in a row in the brief series between the teams … York has outscored Montclair State 23-8 in the last two meetings … York has started 2-0 for the third straight season … junior Meghan Fox recorded her 100th goal in the win becoming just the fifth Spartan in school history to reach the century mark in career goals … Fox now had a team-leading eight goals on the year … York has outscored their opponents 30-13 in the opening two games of the season … senior Skye Slater recorded her second-straight hat trick and now has seven goals and an assist in just two games … Devin Hursey added a pair of goals and assists to give her a team-high 11 total points already on the year … with five more draw controls, Nicole Clauter now has 228 for her career and is just 36 shy from the all-time school record.
The Spartans will continue their road trip in Lancaster, Pa. when they travel to take on the seventh ranked Diplomats of Franklin & Marshall College. Game time schedule for 5:00 pm on Thursday evening.