READING, PA – The York College field hockey team used three goals in each half to overpower Albright College 6-1 in Reading in non-conference action on Saturday. The triumph was the second time this season the Spartans put away six goals in another impressive performance, improving to 4-1 on the year.
Records: York 4-1, Albright 1-3
Shots: York 28, Albright 12
Shots on goal: York 16, Albright 7
Penalty corners: York 8, Albright 7
Saves: York 6, Albright 10
How It Happened
• It took almost 20 minutes for the Spartan offense to reach high gear, but once the first goal smacked the back of the net, the goals started flowing. First, it was Autumn Mallory managing to get on a loose ball and slide it past the goalie. It was Mallory's fourth of the season.
• Just 15 minutes later, Ali Posey scored her second of the season on a penalty stroke. Posey's goal came just 58 seconds before halftime, but the Spartans weren't done. Freshman Dana Meehling scored in the final seconds before half on a penalty corner.
• With a 3-0 lead intact heading into the final 35 minutes, York continued to keep the pressure on the Lions. Within the first two minutes of the second half, Mallory had her second goal of the game, coming off a Posey assist. Mathilde Govers notched her first of the season in the 56th minute from a Beth Patrick assist. Albright returned the favor a minute later but the damage was done. Greta Plappert put the icing on the cake in the 65th minute, for her fifth of the season, to put York ahead 6-1.
Autumn Mallory: 2 goals, 4 shots, 3 shot on goal
Ali Posey: 1 shot, 1 assist, 4 shots, 1 shot on goal
Greta Plappert: 1 goal, 6 shots, 2 shots on goal
Dana Meehling: 1 goal, 2 shots, 1 shot on goal
Mathilde Govers: 1 goal, 1 shot, 1 shot on goal
Annette Helmandollar: 1 goal, 2 shots, 2 shots on goal
Kaley Donmoyer: 1 assist, 1 shot, 1 shot on goal
Eve Hauptle (York): 70 minutes played, 1 goal against, 6 saves (W, 4-1)
Aileen Taylor (Albright): 70 minutes played, 6 goals against, 10 saves
York is now 7-0 all-time against Albright … the game was the first meeting between the two teams since 2011 … it was the second time in three games that York scored six goal in a game … in the last four games, the Spartans have outscored their opponents 15-2 … Autumn Mallory now leads the team with 11 points on five goals and an assist … Greta Plappert also has five goals … Mathilde Govers scored her first career goal, recording her first points.
The Spartans host Elizabethtown on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. York is just 6-26-1 all-time against the Blue Jays, and have lost the last two meetings.