September 8, 2009

Roush's Offensive Outburst Pushes York Passed Hood

FREDERICK, MDAllison Roush (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township) posted three goals and two assists Tuesday afternoon to lead the York College field hockey squad to a 6-0 victory at Hood College in the Spartans’ Capital Athletic Conference opener. The Green and White improve to 1-1 (1-0 CAC) on the young 2009 campaign while the Blazers fall to 0-3 (0-2 CAC).

Roush opened the Spartans’ offensive barrage with an unassisted tally just a mere 3:24 into the match. The junior struck again in the 19th minute to post an insurance notch for the Spartan squad.

Roush and the Spartans continued to press the Blazers as the Green and White would score two more times before the close of the half. Katie Dawkins (Easton, Md./Easton) buried her first score of 2009 courtesy of a Roush helper in the 25th minute while senior captain Megan Spangler (Myerstown, Pa./Eastern Lebanon County) assisted freshman Sandee Reich (Pitman, N.J./Glassboro) on her first collegiate goal less than two minutes later.

Owning a commanding 4-0 lead entering the break, the Spartans had already outshot their hosts by an 18-0 count while collecting 11 penalty corners to Hood’s zero.

Roush’s offensive prowess was on full display as the junior continued to add to her early season totals in the second frame. She again connected with Dawkins at the 41:24 mark before completing the game’s scoring 22 seconds later with her third unassisted tally of the match.

The York squad finished the game owning a 31-3 margin in shots and a 15-1 advantage in penalty corners.

Senior goalkeeper Claire Rekitzke (Seaford, Del./Seaford Senior) snags the win in the Spartan cage as she made one save in her 44:16 of action. Freshman Lydia Pirie (Swarthmore, Pa./Strath Haven) and junior Maggie Schlauch (Breinigsville, Pa./Parkland) combined to complete the shutout for the Green and White as neither was forced to make a save.

Anne Marie Hantman takes the loss for the Blazers despite making eight saves. Kaitlin McCloskey came on for Hantman in the second stanza and collected four stops.

The triumph not only gives the Spartans their first victory of 2009, but also provides the Green and White with their first road win since a 2-0 victory at Wilson back on October 18, 2007.

York returns to action on Thursday, September 10, when they travel to Gettysburg. The non-conference tilt is slated for 4:30 pm.

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Allison Roush photo courtesy of Scott Guise