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#8 Spartans Host #9 Mary Washington in WLAX CAC Semifinal Clash

Photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith
Photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith

YORK, PA – The York College women's lacrosse team returns to action on Tuesday evening as they host the University of Mary Washington in the 2019 Capital Athletic Conference Women's Lacrosse Tournament Semifinals. The Spartans and Eagles are meeting in the second round for the second straight year and the Spartans are hoping for a different result as the Eagles earned a dramatic 12-11 overtime win at Kinsley Field last year. The Spartans advanced to the semifinals thanks to their 20-3 win over Southern Virginia on Saturday. The Eagles wiped out Frostburg State 21-4 in their quarterfinal game on Saturday. First draw is set for 6:00 pm at Kinsley Field. 

 

Records:

#8 York 13-5, 5-1 CAC (#2 Seed)

#9 Mary Washington 15-3, 4-2 CAC (#3 Seed)

 

Scouting the Spartans

Head Coach: Jen Muston – 12th Season (155-68, .695%)

National Ranking: 8th in the IWLCA Division III Coaches Poll

Spartan Offensive Leaders

Meghan Fox: 69 points, 51 goals, 18 assists, 6-for-17 FPS, 23 ground balls, 19 draw controls

Devin Hursey: 65 points, 29 goals, 36 assists, 8-for-13 FPS, 22 ground balls

Regan Cook: 53 points, 42 goals, 11 assists, 5-for-17 FPS, 25 ground balls

Hayley McCormick: 31 points, 17 goals, 14 assists, 20 ground balls

Caitlin Rankin: 32 points, 25 goals, 7 assists, 7-for-16 FPS, 23 ground balls

Celly Arthur: 33 points, 15 goals, 18 assists, 12 ground balls

Spartan Defensive Leaders

Nicole Clauter: 46 ground balls, 23 caused turnovers, 88 draw controls

Claudia DiVenti: 16 caused turnovers, 81 draw controls, 16 ground balls, 1 goal

Alexis Hart: 16 ground balls, 8 caused turnovers, 27 draw controls

Spartan Goalkeeping

Abby Smith: 946:23 minutes played, 128 goals against, 132 saves, 8.12 goals per game, 50.8% save percentage, Record of 13-5.

 

Scouting the Eagles

Head Coach: Caitlin Moore – 6th Season (72-32, .692%)

National Ranking: 9th in the IWLCA Division III Coaches Poll

Eagle Offensive Leaders

Mackenzie Maguire: 85 points, 32 goals, 53 assists, 6-for-13 FPS, 17 ground balls

Julia Albert: 77 points, 62 goals, 15 assists, 12-for-21 FPS, 29 ground balls, 28 draw controls

Allison Davis: 49 points, 36 goals, 13 assists, 4-for-5 FPS, 25 ground balls, 72 draw controls

Hope Lockwood: 36 points, 33 goals, 3 assists, 7 ground balls

Eagles Defensive Leaders

Rylie Cole: 22 caused turnovers, 31 ground balls, 40 draw controls

Sarah Hampton: 21 caused turnovers, 35 ground balls

Paige Haskins: 18 caused turnovers, 25 ground balls, 43 draw controls

Eagles Goalkeeping

Hanna Ashby: 837:20 minutes played, 110 goals against, 7.17 goals against average, 127 saves, 55.9% save percentage, Record of 15-3

 

Capital Athletic Conference Team Rankings

Goals: York 256 (2nd), UMW 259 (1st)

Assists: York 143 (1st), UMW 117 (5th)

Goals Per Game: York 14.22 (2nd), UMW 14.39 (1st)

Shots: York 566 (2nd), UMW 510 (3rd)

Shots on Goal: York 424 (2nd), UMW 421 (2nd)

Free Position Goals/Shots: York 35-for-101 (3rd), UMW 35-for-76 (3rd)

Ground Balls: York 331 (3rd), UMW 342 (2nd)

Draw Controls: York 267 (1st), UMW 249 (3rd)

Most Turnovers: York 262 (7th), UMW 287 (4th)

Caused Turnovers: York 141 (7th), UMW 163 (6th)

Goals Against: York 140 (3rd), UMW 129 (2nd)

Goals Against Average: York 7.68 (3rd), UMW 7.17 (1st)

Saves: York 145 (5th), UMW 153 (4th)

Save Percentage: York 50.9% (2nd), UMW 54.3% (1st)

 

Capital Athletic Conference Individual Rankings (Top 10)

Points

1. Mackenzie Maguire (UWM) – 88 points

2. Julia Albert (UMW) – 77 points

6. Meghan Fox (YCP) – 69 points

8. Devin Hursey (YCP) – 65 points

 

Goals

1. Julia Albert (UMW) – 62 goals

4. Meghan Fox (YCP) – 51 goals

T7. Regan Cook (YCP) – 42 goals

 

Assists

2. Mackenzie Maguire (UMW) – 53 assists

4. Devin Hursey (YCP) – 36 assists

 

Free Position Goals

3. Julia Albert (UMW) – 12 free position goals (12-for-21)

T6. Devin Hursey (YCP) – 8 free position goals (8-for-13)

T9. Caitlin Rankin (YCP) – 7 free position goals (7-for-16)

 

Ground Balls

6. Nicole Clauter (YCP) – 46 ground balls

 

Draw Controls

1. Nicole Clauter (YCP) – 88 draw controls

3. Claudia DiVenti (YCP) – 81 draw controls

4. Allison Davis (UMW) – 72 draw controls

 

Caused Turnovers

T8. Nicole Clauter (YCP) – 23 caused turnovers

T10. Riley Cole (UMW) – 22 caused turnovers

 

Goalie Minutes Played

1. Abby Smith (YCP) – 946:23 minutes played

5. Hanna Ashby (UMW) – 837:20 minutes played

 

Goals Against Average

1. Hanna Ashby (UMW) – 7.17 goals against average

3. Abby Smith (YCP) – 8.12 goals against average

 

Saves

4. Abby Smith (YCP) – 132 saves

5. Hanna Ashby (UMW) – 127 saves

 

Save Percentage

1. Hanna Ashby (UMW) – 55.9% save percentage

2. Abby Smith (YCP) – 50.8% save percentage

 

Goalie Wins

T1. Hanna Ashby (UMW) - 15

3. Abby Smith (YCP) – 13

 

2019 CAPITAL ATHLETIC CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Quarterfinal Round – Saturday, April 27

Game 1: #5 Christopher Newport 14 - #4 St. Mary's (Md.) 13

Game 2: #2 York (Pa.) 20 - #7 Southern Virginia 3

Game 3: #3 Mary Washington 21 - #6 Frostburg State 4

Semifinal Round – Tuesday, April 30

Game 4: #5 Christopher Newport @ #1 Salisbury

Game 5: #3 Mary Washington @ #2 York (Pa.)

 

Championship Round – Saturday, May 4

Game 6: Two Semifinals Winners at higher remaining seed

 

LAST TIME WE MET

The Spartans edged Mary Washington 10-7 on April 20 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It was the win that enabled the Spartans to secure the #2 seed in the CAC Tournament while it dropped the Eagles to the third seed. The Spartans outscored the Eagles 5-2 in the first half and that would prove to be the difference as both teams tallied five second half goals. Regan Cook led the way for the Spartans with three goals and an assist while Meghan Fox added two goals and an assist. Senior Claudia DiVenti collected nine draw controls for the Spartans. Mackenzie Maguire and Paige Haskins led the Eagles with two goals each. Abby Smith made seven saves in the win while Hanna Ashby recorded eight saves for the Eagles. The Spartans and Eagles have met 20 times in the all-time series with each team winning ten games.

 

SPARTANS IN THE CAC TOURNAMENT

The Spartans are 9-13 all-time in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament … the Spartans are 3-3 all-time against the Eagles in the CAC tournament as the Eagles won the last match up, last spring in the semifinals in York … the Spartans are 5-4 all-time in the CAC semifinals … the Spartans are attempting to earn their sixth CAC Championship game berth … the Spartans and Eagles meet for the seventh time and the only team York has seen more in the CAC tournament is Salisbury (seven times) … York is 8-11 in the CAC tournament under head coach Jen Muston … the Spartans have advanced to the championship game in five of the last seven years.

 

SPARTAN NOTES

The Spartans have a number of players climbing all-time records lists as the season progresses … junior Meghan Fox ranks third in points (186), fourth in goals (147), tenth in assists (39), fifth in free position goals (25), and tied for first in game-winning goals (12) … senior Nicole Clauter owns the career record for draw controls (304) while she is fifth in ground balls (129), and fourth in caused turnovers (85) … junior Devin Hursey is fifth in points (152), first in career assists (79), and fourth in free position goals (29) … senior goalie Abby Smith ranks fifth in career saves (173), fourth in saves per game (4.02), first in career save percentage (.510), and tied for sixth in career wins (13) … junior Regan Cook is sixth in career points (133), fifth in goals scored (110), and tied for third in game-winning goals (10) … senior Claudia DiVenti is sixth in draw controls (151) … seniors Caitlin Rankin and Nicole Clauter are both tied for second for all-time games played (77) while Clauter is tied for second for career games started (77).

 

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Up Next

The winner of the game will advance to face the winner of the Salisbury and Christopher Newport semifinal game on Saturday in the CAC championship game. The higher seed will serve as the host for that contest and game time will be determined by the league office on Wednesday.