Spartans Score Early, Win Third in a Row

Spartans Score Early, Win Third in a Row

SUSQUEHANNA, PA – The York College field hockey team used two goals in the first 13 minutes, and completed their second shutout of the season, to down Susquehanna University on the road on Monday night in non-conference action. York, thanks to goals from Greta Plappert and Paige Taylor, captured their third straight victory after dropping the season opener, outscoring their opponents 9-1 in that span.

Records: York 3-1, Susquehanna 2-2

Shots: York 29, Susquehanna 7

Shots on goal: York 18, Susquehanna 4

Penalty corners: York 11, Susquehanna 6

Saves: York 4, Susquehanna 16

How It Happened

• The Spartans, following their six-goal outburst against Shenandoah on Saturday, struck early, in just the 2nd minute when Greta Plappert took a Paige Taylor feed and put York ahead 1-0. In the first 11 minutes, the Spartans unleashed six shots, picking up right where they left off just two days ago.

• In the 13th minute, York's hot offense struck again. This time, it was Taylor doubling the lead while Autumn Mallory was credited with the assist.

• The Spartans had nine shots and two goals before Susquehanna was able to register a single shot. The River Hawks' first came 25 minutes into the game. But, after getting one shot off, Susquehanna quickly added a flurry of them, but Eve Hauptle was up to the challenge, fending off two of them before the halftime break.

• York kept pouring the shots on net in the second half. In a span of two minutes, they forced two penalty corners, and managed three shots. The Spartans couldn't muster a third goal in the sequence, but through 50 minutes, had outshot Susquehanna 24-3.

• The River Hawks had a slew of chances around the 55th minute, taking three shots and two corners in a matter of a minute. Hauptle made a save, Taylor Glass made a defensive save, and the Spartans fought off the danger, with their 2-0 lead intact.

• Hauptle and the Spartan defense completed the shutout, their second of the season, to cruise to a 2-0 road victory over the River Hawks.

Spartan Leaders

Paige Taylor: 1 goal, 1 assist, 6 shots, 5 shots on goal

Greta Plappert: 1 goal, 7 shots, 5 shots on goal

Autumn Mallory: 1 assist, 8 shots, 4 shots on goal

Taylor Glass: 1 defensive save

Dana Meehling: 2 shots, 2 shots on goal

Lindsay Nye: 3 shots, 1 shot on goal

River Hawk Leaders

Hunter Pitman: 2 shots, 2 shots on goal

Abbey Kemble: 1 shot, 1 shot on goal, 3 defensive saves

Goalie Comparison

Eve Hauptle (York): 70 minutes played, 0 goals against, 3 saves (W, 3-1)

Emily DiGaetano (Susquehanna): 70 minutes played, 2 goals against, 12 saves

Game Notes

York is 17-15-1 all-time against the River Hawks … the Spartans have won the last six meetings with Susquehanna … Eve Hauptle now owns a .692 save percentage, and has given up just 1.93 goals per game, along with two shutouts in four games … Greta Plappert now leads the Spartans with eight points on four goals … Autumn Mallory has seven points, all in the last three games after notching an assist against Susquehanna, her first of the year to go with three goals … Paige Taylor recorded three points to move her total to five on the year, and has scored in the last two games … Taylor Glass earned her first career defensive save.

Up Next

The Spartans stay on the road, traveling to Reading to take on Albright College on Saturday. The matchup with the Lions is set for 12:00 p.m. York is unbeaten against Albright, winning all of the six meetings with them, with the most recent coming in 2011.

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