YORK, PA-The York College field hockey team continued their recent struggles as #5 Salisbury University downed the Spartans 6-1 in Capital Athletic Conference action on a balmy Saturday afternoon in York. The Sea Gulls, who are ranked fifth in the nation, improve to 7-1 overall and 2-0 in the CAC. The Spartans, losers of three straight, fall to 3-7 overall and 1-2 in the conference.
Lauren Correll opened the scoring with a goal just 8:33 into the game as she scored off a pass from Kandice Hancock. Correll quickly made it 2-0 when she picked up an unassisted goal just 1:12 after her first as the Gulls surged to the lead.
Danielle Twilley converted a penalty stroke with 24:18 remaining in the first half as Salisbury’s lead grew to 3-0. Lauren Dietz closed out the first half scoring with her first goal of the season, an unassisted tally, with 21:01 left in the stanza.
The Gulls dominated the first half statistically as they outshot York 22-0 while they also held a 6-0 bulge in penalty corners.
The second half was much of the same for YCP as Dietz picked up her second goal of the day just 2:32 after the break. Abby Tedford completed Salisbury’s scoring with her second goal of the year with 29:01 remaining in the game.
The Spartans avoided the shutout as they got a goal from junior Laurel Sturner (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West). The defender got her first career goal off a pass from Jami Hassler (Derwood, Md./Magruder) with 14:05 left in the game.
The Sea Gulls finished the game holding a huge 34-5 bulge in total shots and a 17-1 margin in shots on goal. The Sea Gulls also finished the game with 10 penalty corners to just three for York.
Spartan keeper Claire Rekitzke (Seaford, Del./Seaford Senior) finished the game with 11 saves while Maria Ramoundos picked up the win for Salisbury with her 49:06 of shutout work. Claire Davey-Karlson allowed the Spartan goal as she played the final 20:54 of the game.
York returns to action on Tuesday as they travel to Wesley College for a Capital Athletic Conference contest. Game time is set for 4:30 pm.