FREDERICKSBURG, VA – The York College women's lacrosse team picked up a huge Capital Athletic Conference win as the Spartan went on the road and beat #7 Mary Washington 10-7 on Saturday afternoon in Fredericksburg. The win secures the number two seed for the Spartans as they will host the seven seed next Saturday in the CAC quarterfinals.
Final Score: #9 York (Pa.) 10, #7 Mary Washington 7
Records: York (Pa.) 11-5 (5-1 CAC), UMW 13-3 (3-2 CAC)
Shots: York 30, UMW 19
Shots on Goal: York 18, UMW 14
Ground Balls: York 23, UMW 17
Turnovers: York 14, UMW 14
Clears: York 17-for-18, UMW 20-for-21
Draw Controls: York 14, UMW 5
Free Position Shots: York 4-for-8, UMW 4-for-9
Saves: York 7, UMW 8
How It Happened:
• The Eagles jumped on the Spartans with a pair of goals in the opening six minutes of play. The Spartans responded in impressive fashion as the defense stiffened and the offense got going. York held the Eagles scoreless over the final 24 minutes of the first half while the Green and White scored five goals in the final 20 minutes of the half to take a 5-2 lead to the break. York got goals from Jordan Conley, Regan Cook, Devin Hursey, Hayley McCormick, and Meghan Fox to take the halftime lead.
• York outshot the Eagles 17-9 in the first half while they also held a commanding 7-1 margin in draw controls.
• The Eagles opened the second half scoring with a Julia Albert goal but York responded with goals from Caitlin Rankin and Fox as York held a 7-3 lead. After a UMW goal from Mackenzie Maguire, Cook scored back to back goals as the Spartans lead 9-4 with 14:27 left in the game.
• The Eagles got three straight goals, all within a span of 1:31 to make it very interesting as the York lead was 9-7 with 10 minutes left in the game. The Spartans steadied the ship and got an Rankin insurance goal with 6:47 left in the game. Spartan goalie Abby Smith made three big saves in the final six minutes of the game to preserve the victory.
Regan Cook: 3 goals, 1 assist, 1 ground ball, 2-for-2 FPS
Meghan Fox: 2 goals, 1 assist, 2 ground balls, 1 caused turnover
Caitlin Rankin: 2 goals, 2 ground balls, 1 draw control
Claudia DiVenti: 9 draw controls, 1 ground ball
Nicole Clauter: 3 draw controls, 4 ground balls
Devin Hursey: 1 goal, 1 assist
Paige Haskins: 2 goals, 2 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers, 1-for-4 FPS
Mackenzie Maguire: 2 goals, 2 ground balls, 1-for-1 FPS
Allison Davis: 1 goal, 2 draw controls, 2 caused turnovers
Abby Smith (YCP): 60:00 minutes played, 7 goals against, 7 saves (Win, 11-5)
Hanna Ashby (UMW): 60:00 minutes played, 10 goals against, 8 saves (Loss, 13-3)
The Spartans tied the all-time series against the Eagles at 10-10 with the victory … the Spartans secured the number two seed and will face Southern Virginia next Saturday at Kinsley Field … the Spartans have won six of their last seven games … York has been outstanding on the clear in the last three games as they are a combined 47-for-50 … York is averaging 16.5 goals per game in CAC play … York has scored 99 goals in their six CAC games … York is 5-2 on the road this year … Meghan Fox, Devin Hursey, and Regan Cook continue to climb up the Spartans' all-time scoring list … Fox is currently third at 178 points as she just passed former Spartan standout Leah Schultz … Hursey is fifth on the scoring list with 143 points while Cook is tied for sixth at 126 points … Fox is fourth in goals with 143 while Cook is fifth with 104 … Hursey owns the career record with 74 assists … senior Nicole Clauter moved into fifth place with her four ground balls today as she now has 128 for her career, passing Kristy Powers on the list today … Clauter now has 299 draw controls for her career … fellow senior Claudia DiVenti tied her own career high with nine draw controls, a mark she set just two weeks ago against St. Mary's … DiVenti is now seventh in career draws with 138.
The Spartans close out their 2019 regular season with a non-conference contest against Denison University on Wednesday afternoon. Game time at Kinsley Field is set for 4:00 pm.