YORK, Pa. – The York College field hockey team increases their unbeaten streak to four games with their 3-0 triumph over Shenandoah University on Thursday evening. With the win, York picks up their fourth consecutive shutout and improves to 4-1, while the visiting Hornets fall to 3-4 with the loss.
For the third time this season junior forward Sandee Reich put the Green and White on the board first. Reich utilized her stellar stick handling skills as she dribbled past defenders and slipped a shot pass the goalie for her sixth goal of the season. Reich would later add another goal in the second half after receiving a crisp feed from sophomore forward Madi Wilt.
Just before the first half ended Kailey Brewer tacked on a goal of her own to extend the Spartan lead to 2-0. Brewer knocked in a loose ball that had rebounded off the goalie's pads for her fourth goal of the season.
After holding their opponents to zero shots in the first half, the York defense was able to hold off the Hornet attack in second as well. Junior captain Danielle Gaitings contributed to the defensive effort as she tallied her first defensive save of the season.
Spartan goalkeeper Alanna Curtis recorded her third straight clean sheet and picks up three saves in today's contest. Curtis has not allowed a goal in 206 minutes of play for the Green and White and improves to 3-0 with the win against Shenandoah.
For the fourth straight game the Spartans have posted 20 shots or more as they once again dominate the shot margin 20-4 against the visiting Hornets. York also led the penalty corner line with a margin of 9-5.
The York College field hockey team returns to action as they travel to Salisbury on Saturday. The Spartans open their Capital Athletic Conference schedule with a trip to face the Sea Gulls in a 3:00 pm tilt.
Sandee Reich photo courtesy of Scott Guise
Game story written by Derek Behrenshausen - York College Athletic Communications student-intern