GETTYSBURG, PA-The Gettysburg College field hockey squad used six second-half goals to hand the York College Spartans a 7-1 non-conference loss on Wednesday afternoon in Gettysburg. The Bullets improve to 2-0 for the season while the green and white, losers of two straight, fall to 1-2 overall.
The Spartans actually opened the scoring as junior standout April McFarland (York, Pa./Eastern York) scored a beautiful goal off an assist from sophomore Heather Re (Hackettstown, N.J./Hackettstown) just 2:39 into the game.
Gettysburg notched the tying goal 15:03 into the game as Savannah Ruth took a pass from Nina Emala on a breakaway and scored her second goal of the year.
The game went to the break tied at one as the Bullets held a 9-2 edge in shots while they also enjoyed a 3-0 margin in penalty corners.
The second half proved to be an offensive explosion for the Bullets. Gettysburg took the lead on a Lexie Hearn goal just under ten minutes into the second half. Hearn’s goal started a four-goal onslaught that saw the hosts turn a 1-1 tie into a 5-1 lead in a manner of 9:31. Ruth closed out the Gettysburg scoring as she picked up her second and third goals of the game in the final 12 minutes of the match.
The Bullets finished the game outshooting York 19-2 for the game including 10-0 in the second half. The hosts also held an 8-0 bulge in penalty corners.
Katherine Corkhill recorded the win in goal for Gettysburg as she notched one save in 70 minutes. Spartan sophomore goalie Claire Rekitzke (Seaford, Del./Seaford Senior) absorbed the loss as she allowed seven goals in 70 minutes. Rekitzke made seven saves for the green and white.
York now must bounce back in two days as they open their home schedule against Capital Athletic Conference rival Mary Washington on Saturday afternoon. Game time at Kinsley Field is slated for 1:00 pm.