September 6, 2008

Hanna Suspends Spartans Match at Elizabethtown

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA-The York College Spartan field hockey squad battled the Elizabethtown College Blue Jays and tropical storm Hanna on Saturday in Elizabethtown, PA. Both teams lost to Hanna as the game was suspended with 14:52 remaining in the game. The Blue Jays hold a 4-0 lead in the game that must be completed in order for the game to be considered official.

The Blue Jays wasted little time in getting on the board in the first as Katy Boone scored on an Andrea Miles assist just 2:24 into the game. The hosts increased their lead to 2-0 just under 12 minutes later as Liz DeMatteis scored the first of her two goals in the game. DeMatteis made the score 3-0 with 8:01 remaining in the first half.
Hanna made her presence felt at the break as the game was delayed for 55 minutes before the teams retook the field.

After the intermission, the Blue Jays pushed the lead to 4-0 when Megan Angstadt took a DeMatteis pass and put it home for the goal 4:50 into the second stanza.
The teams were again forced to the sideline where there was another delay that lasted 55 minutes. That final delay caused the two teams to agree to suspend the action and pick it up at a date to be determined on Sunday.

The Blue Jays hold a 19-1 edge in shots while the hosts also hold a 12-1 bulge in penalty corners.
Spartan goalie Claire Rekitzke (Seaford, Del./Seaford Senior) was again busy in goal as she recorded 10 saves in 55:08 of action. Blue Jay goalie Liz Hannegan faced just one shot and was not forced to make a save in her 55:08 of work.

The Spartans return to action on Tuesday afternoon as they host Hood College in their 2008 Capital Athletic Conference opener. Game time at Kinsley Field is set for 4:30 pm.

Game Box (Statistics through first 55:08 of the game)