ST. MARY’S CITY, MD-The York College field hockey squad couldn’t make it two in a row on Saturday as St. Mary’s College blanked the Spartans 2-0 in Capital Athletic Conference action in St. Mary’s City, MD. The Seahawks improve to 7-2 overall and 4-1 in the CAC while the Spartans fall to 4-9 overall and 2-4 in the conference.
The Seahawks tallied the game’s opening goal just 15 minutes into the contest. Marianne Wood put home her sixth goal of the year as she notched an unassisted tally for St. Mary’s. The Seahawks outshot the Spartans 7-1 in the first half but Spartan goalie Claire Rekitzke (Seaford, Del./Seaford Senior) kept it a one goal game at the break.
Wood struck again eight minutes into the second half as she assisted on the Seahawks’ second goal, feeding Mary Lyle Jeanes for the goal, her fourth of the year. The Spartans were better offensively in the second half as they managed to squeeze off seven shots. Unfortunately for the green and white, Seahawk goalie Emily Richards kept the Spartans off the board.
St. Mary’s finished the contest with a 15-8 edge in shots while the Spartans had 13 penalty corners to just five for the hosts.
Rekitzke finished the game with six saves while Richards was credited with two stops.
The Spartans return to action on Wednesday when they host Gwynedd-Mercy in a non-conference contest from Kinsley Field in York. Game time is set for 4:30 pm.