Plappert and Meehling Each Score Twice as Spartans Roll Past Wesley in CAC Opener

Dana Meehling photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Dana Meehling photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

DOVER, DEL – The York College field hockey team opened up Capital Athletic Conference play with a 5-1 win at Wesley on Sunday afternoon in Dover, Delaware. The win also closes out a three-game road swing for the Spartans as York won two of the three road games.

 

Records: York 7-2 (1-0 CAC), Wesley (2-9, 0-1 CAC)

Shots: York 31, Wesley 5

Shots on Goal: York 15, Wesley 2

Penalty Corners: York 14, Wesley 3

Saves: York 1, Wesley 10

 

How It Happened

• The Spartans got on the board early as senior Autumn Mallory notched the opening goal in the fifth minute of the game. Junior Lindsay Nye fired a shot that was saved and bounced right back to her stick. Nye spied an open Mallory and she slid a pass over to her. Mallory finished the chance for her team-leading tenth goal of the year.

• Freshman Dana Meehling made it 2-0 Spartans as she scored on a penalty corner off a pass from Beth Patrick. Meehling's goal came in the 19th minute of play.

• The Wolverines answered Meehling's goal with a Jessica Behornar tally 61 seconds later. Behornar finished off a chance just inside the circle, cutting the Wolverine deficit to 2-1. Behornar's goal came on the Wolverines' first shot of the game.

• York dominated the first half as they outshot the Wolverines 17-2 and also had a 6-1 margin in penalty corners.

• York opened the second half scoring when sophomore Greta Plappert found the back of the cage a mere 3:21 into the second stanza. Senior Ali Posey fed a pass to Plappert who finished the chance for the 3-1 Spartan lead.

• Meehling scored her second goal of the day in the 47th minute as she converted a penalty stroke for the 4-1 York lead. Meehling now has five goals for the season.

• Plappert scored the final goal of the game with just over five minutes left in regulation as she scored off her own rebound, giving her eight goals for the season.

 

Spartan Leaders

Greta Plappert: 2 goals, 4 shots on goal

Dana Meehling: 2 goals, 4 shots on goal

Autumn Mallory: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal

Lindsay Nye: 1 assist, 4 shots on goal

Beth Patrick: 1 assist

Ali Posey: 1 assist, 3 shots on goal

Kenidy Kubitz: 1 defensive save

 

Wesley Leaders

• Jessica Behornar: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal

• Emily Wagner: 1 defensive save

• Natalie Quigly: 1 defensive save

• Kasey Fry: 2 shots, 1 shot on goal

 

Goalie Comparison

Eve Hauptle (YCP): 54:40 minutes played, 1 goal against, 0 saves (Win, 7-2)

Sam Keating (YCP): 15:20 minutes played, 0 goals against, 0 saves

Bridget Wood (WC): 70 minutes played, 5 goals against, 8 saves (Loss, 0-2)

 

Notes

The Spartans are now 12-8 all-time against the Wolverines as the Spartans have won five straight in the series … the match is the final regular season match up as conference opponents in the series as the Wolverines are leaving the CAC to head to a yet unnamed league starting in 2018-19 … York has won two straight and seven of their last eight games … the three assists in the game ties a season high set against Elizabethtown (Sept. 20) and at Johns Hopkins (Sept. 27) … the Spartans have outscored their last two opponents 8-2 … York has scored four or more goals in five of their nine games this year … the Spartans' 14 penalty corners mark the fifth time this year that they have reached double figures in corners in a game … senior defender Kenidy Kubitz recorded York's second defensive save of the year … York had zero goal keeper saves for the first time this year … York fired off 31 shots in the win and that's the third time this year they have had 30 shots or more in a game … York is averaging 23.4 shots per game … sophomore Greta Plappert is now second in scoring as she has eight goals and one assist for 17 points … senior Autumn Mallory scored the first goal of the game meaning she had scored four straight goals for York after netting all three goals in the Spartans' win at Johns Hopkins on Wednesday … Mallory now has 40 career goals and 88 points as she ranks seventh on the all-time points list and fifth on the all-time goal scoring list … freshman Dana Meehling is now in double figures in points with 11 after her two goals in the win … Meehling has five goals and one assist for 11 points … seniors Ali Posey and Beth Patrick are tied for the team lead in assists with four as they both picked up helpers in Sunday's win … York has surrendered 16 goals against for the year with seven coming in the season opening loss to Messiah and three more in the loss at Lynchburg … York has allowed just six goals against in their seven wins.

 

Up Next

The Spartans return to Kinsley Field on Wednesday to kick off a season-high five match home stand. The Spartans welcome Stevenson University to Kinsley Field for a non-conference match up. The match is slated for a 6:00 pm start in York.    

 

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