FROSTBURG, MD – The eighth-ranked York College Spartans extended their win streak to four as they blasted Frostburg State University 23-6 in Capital Athletic Conference action on Wednesday in Frostburg, Maryland. The meeting is the final regular season meeting as conference opponents as the Bobcats are leaving the CAC to go to transition to Division II starting next September.
Final Score: #8 York (Pa.) 23, Frostburg State 6
Records: York (Pa.) 9-4 (3-0 CAC), FSU 3-10 (0-2 CAC)
Shots: York 39, FSU 17
Shots on Goal: York 33, FSU 11
Ground Balls: York 20, FSU 23
Turnovers: York 16, FSU 25
Clears: York 14-for-17, FSU 6-for-21
Draw Controls: York 19, FSU 10
Free Position Shots: York 2-for-5, FSU 0-for-2
Saves: York 5, FSU 10
Fouls: York 3, FSU 12
How It Happened:
• The Spartans jumped all over the Bobcats early and often. Junior Devin Hursey kicked off the scoring 30 seconds into the game with an unassisted goal. That started a 9-0 Spartan run to open the game. Nine different Spartans scored during the run as Regan Cook, Caitlin Rankin, Claudia DiVenti, Jordan Conley, Chloe MacDonald, Meghan Fox, Celly Arthur, and Skye Slater each scored a goal in the opening run.
• The Bobcats scored three of the next four of the game as Morgan Cavey was a one-woman attack for Frostburg State as she registered three goals in five-minute stretch. The Spartans answered Cavey's run with a seven-goal run to push the lead to 18-3 at the half. Rankin, Arthur, Baleigh Bradley, Madison Marciniak, Arthur again, Rachel Della and Teresa Matthias scored for York as they were dominating the match.
• The Spartans outshot the Bobcats 28-5 in the first half while they also held a 14-7 edge in draw controls. The Spartans also forced 16 Bobcat turnovers in the first half.
• The running clock cut down on the offense in the second half as the Spartans got valuable time for their reserves. York outscored the Bobcats 5-3 with Slater, Della (twice), and Jenna Cholowinski (twice) scored goals for the Spartans.
Celly Arthur: 3 goals, 2 assists, 1 ground ball, 1 caused turnover
Jenna Cholowinski: 2 goals, 2 assists, 2 ground balls, 2 draw controls, 2 caused turnovers
Rachel Della: 3 goals
Baleigh Bradley: 1 goal, 3 assists, 1 draw control
Teresa Matthias: 2 goals, 3 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers
Meghan Fox: 1 goal, 2 assists, 1 ground ball, 7 draw controls
Morgan Cavey: 5 goals, 4 draw controls
Stephanie King: 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 ground balls, 1 caused turnover
Abby Smith (YCP): 26:45 minutes played, 3 goals against, 0 saves (Win, 9-4)
Riley DiFiore (YCP): 33:15 minutes played, 3 goals against, 5 saves
Abigail McClure (FSU): 60:00 minutes played, 23 goals against, 10 saves (Loss, 3-10)
The Spartans are now 12-2 all-time against the Bobcats as the Spartans have won 12 straight in the series … York is averaging 20 goals per game in their three Capital Athletic conference games this year … the 23 goals are a season-high for the Green and White … York has reached double figures in goals in 12 of their 13 games this year … the Spartans have outscored their four opponents 72-30 during their four game win streak … York forced a season-high 14 caused turnovers as the Bobcats finished with 25 miscues for the game … York had a season-high 14 different players score goals for York … freshman Celly Arthur set a new career-high with five points on a career-high three goals and a career-high tying two assists … junior Baleigh Bradley set a new career-high with four points as she had a goal and a career-high tying three assists … freshman Jenna Cholowinski set new career standards with four points on a two goals and two assists … freshman Rachel Della set a new career standard with her three goals in the victory … freshman goalie Riley DiFiore played a career-high 33:15 minutes in cage and she also had a career-high five saves and four ground balls … junior Meghan Fox pulled in a career-high seven draw controls in the win … freshman Teresa Matthias set a pair of career highs with her two points on two goals … junior Devin Hursey is now just two assists away from tying former Spartan great Kim Wayson for first on the all-time assists list … Hursey now has 68 career assists with her two helpers in the win.
The Spartans return home on Friday afternoon as they host Southern Virginia in a Capital Athletic Conference contest. First draw is scheduled for 3:00 pm at Kinsley Field.