Spartans Strike Early, Defense Stingy In 3-0 Win

Lindsey Nye photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith
Lindsey Nye photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith

YORK, PA – The York field hockey offense struck early and the defense was just as strong as the shutout the Juniata College Eagles 3-0 in a non-conference tilt before conference play.

 

Match #11 

Final Score: York 3 – Juniata 0

Records: York 6-5, Juniata 5-5

Shots: York 10, Juniata 7

Shots on Goal: York 6, Juniata 3

Penalty Corners: York 7, Juniata 7

 

How It Happened:

• The Spartans struck early when Lindsay Nye found the back of the net off a ball bouncing around the goal after a penalty corner. The Spartans grabbed the early 1-0 advantage less than four minutes into the contest.

• The Spartan defense stayed stingy allowing only five shots in the first half taking the 1-0 lead into the break.

• York doubled their lead in the first three minutes of the second half when Dana Meehling was on the receiving end of a Greta Plappert shot that was saved and ricocheted right to Meehling who placed it in the back of the net, giving the Spartans a 2-0 lead early in the second period.

• At the 52:33 mark the Spartan offense added another when Greta Plappert scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season as she rocketed a shot from right of the goal into the opposite corner giving York a three-goal cushion.

• York did not allow many good scoring chances the entire second half and took the victory 3-0 over Juniata

 

Spartan Leaders

Greta Plappert: 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 shots on goal, 4 shots

Lindsay Nye: 1 goal, 2 shots on goal, 2 shots

Dana Meehling: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal, 1 shot

 

Eagle Leaders

Sarah Alexander: 1 shot on goal, 2 shots

Linday Scholten: 2 shots

 

Goalie Comparison

Sam Keating(YCP): 70 minutes, 0 goals against, 3 saves (Win, 6-5) 

Kylie Edwards (JC): 54.06 minutes, 3 goals against, 3 saves (Loss, 3-3)

Nicole Piccioni (JC): 15.54 minutes, 0 goals against, 0 saves

 

Game Notes:

York is now 6-17-2 all-time against the Eagles … this was the first meeting since September 17, 2016 and the first win for the Spartans over Juniata since a 2-1 overtime win on September 13, 2014 … York has now won three games in a row … junior Greta Plappert now has a team-leading 16 points on the year after adding three points today on a goal and an assist … Dana Meehling scored her third goal in her last four games … with her goal today, Lindsay Nye moves in to a tie for fifth all-time with 41 goals and is also in possession of fifth all time with 97 career points … Sam Keating recorded her third shutout on the year … York is now 4-3 at home this season.

 

Up Next:

The Spartans begin conference play when they travel to St. Mary's (Md.) to take on the Seahawks on Tuesday. Game time scheduled for 4:00 pm in St. Mary's City, Md. 

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