Etown Tops Spartans in Tuesday Tilt

Etown Tops Spartans in Tuesday Tilt

YORK, Pa. – The York College field hockey team fell at home to Elizabethtown 2-1 Tuesday afternoon as the Blue Jays put together a solid defensive efforrt. With the win the Blue Jays improve their record to 5-2 while York falls to 5-5.

The two teams were gridlocked through most of the first half as both defenses turned away numerous offensive attacks. With just over two minutes remaining in the first half, Blue Jay midfielder Taylor Alwine slipped a shot past goalkeeper Alanna Curtis from short range to tally the first score of the contest.

In the second half the two sides returned to their back-and-forth play until midway through the period when Elizabethtown notched another goal courtesy of Kathleen Minerva.

The Spartans managed to get on the board with less than three minutes to go in the game when senior captain Colleen O'Rourke punched in a goal from a rebound off the opposing goalie's pads.

Offensively, Elizabethtown amassed only seven shots to York's six. The Green and White held a slight edge over the Jays in penalty corners with a margin of 8-7.

The Spartans will look to turn things around when they return home on Saturday for a Capital Athletic Conference contest against Wesley. York will take on the Wolverines in a 1:00 pm tilt.

Colleen O'Rourke photo courtesy of Zach Clabaugh –

Game story written by Derek Behrenshausen - York College Athletic Communications student-intern