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Spartans Blank Former CAC Foe Goucher, 3-0

TOWSON, MD – The York College field hockey squad captured a non-conference road victory Tuesday evening, besting host Goucher 3-0 in an under-the-lights affair. With the win the Spartans improve to 3-4 on the season while the Gophers drop back to .500 at 4-4.

The Green and White opened the scoring in the 13th minute as Allison Roush (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township) registered her fourth goal of the season. Roush now sits one goal behind team leader Katie Dawkins (Easton, Md./Easton) who has posted five tallies in 2009.

Casey Lawrence (Abbottstown, Pa./Delone Catholic) stretched York’s lead to 2-0 six minutes into the second half. Lawrence’s unassisted tally not only provided the junior with her first goal of 2009 but also gave the Spartans a bit of breathing room.

York capped off their three-goal output in the 57th minute. Megan Spangler (Myerstown, Pa./Eastern Lebanon County) combined with Heather Re (Hackettstown, N.J./Hackettstown) for Re’s second goal of the season. Spangler’s helper ties her for the team lead in assists as she is now even with Roush at three.

For the game, the Spartans held a significant 19-7 lead in shots including a 12-shot display in the second frame. York also posted a 13-2 advantage in penalty corners as the Green and White carried a majority of the play.

Senior goalkeeper Claire Rekitzke (Seaford, Del./Seaford Senior) garners the victory as she made a pair of saves over her 62:55 of work. Rekitzke was relieved by Maggie Schlauch (Breinigsville, Pa./Parkland) late in the second half as the junior recorded a pair of stops including one on a penalty stroke to preserve the shutout. Goucher starter Micki Manheimer recorded ten saves on the evening as she played the game’s first 64:09. Ellie Brown finished off the final 5:51 without surrendering a goal or registering a stop.

The Green and White return home on Thursday for a Capital Athletic Conference clash with visiting Stevenson. Game time is slated for 4:00 pm at York’s Kinsley Field.

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Casey Lawrence photo courtesy of Zach Clabaugh

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