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Crusaders Blank Spartans in Non-Conference Contest
SELINSGROVE, PA-The York College field hockey squad saw their modest two match win streak come to a grinding halt as they suffered a 6-0 shutout loss at Susquehanna University on Tuesday afternoon in Selinsgrove, PA. The Crusaders improve to 3-4 while the Spartans fall to 3-5.
Susquehanna wasted little time in getting on the board as Andrea Fiori scored the opening goal off a pass from Kristen Epting in the game’s eighth minute. Megan Sites pushed the lead to 2-0 with a goal of her own 12:21 into the game. Susquehanna scored just over five minutes later as Fiori picked up her second goal of the game with 17:12 left before halftime. Fiori’s second goal came off a pass from Jenelle Anthony.
The Spartans had chances in the first half as they managed to squeeze off eight shots including three on goal. The Crusaders had 13 shots for the half, finding paydirt three times.
The second half was one of domination for the Crusaders. Fiori and Anthony connected again 7:37 into the second half as the lead grew to 4-0. Anthony then put home two goals of her own in the 47th and 49th minutes to close out the scoring.
Susquehanna held a 16-0 bulge in second half shots as they finished the game with a huge 29-8 margin in total shots and a 17-3 advantage in shots on goal. Susquehanna also finished the game with a 9-2 margin in penalty corners.
Lyndsay Meabon finished the shutout with three saves for the Crusaders. Spartan sophomore Claire Rekitzke (Seaford, Del./Seaford Senior) absorbed the loss as she allowed six goals in 51:44 of action. Rektitzke did post nine saves for the Spartans.
The Spartans return to action on Thursday afternoon when they host Juniata College in a non-conference contest. Game time at Kinsley Field is set for 4:30 pm.