Spartans Open CAC Slate with Win over Frostburg
FROSTBURG, Md. – John Dubois tallied two goals and distributed a pair of assists as the York College men's lacrosse team returned to the win column on Saturday. The Spartans topped host Frostburg State 11-5 in both squads' first Capital Athletic Conference tilt of the 2011 season as the victory snaps York's two-game skid and improves their record to 5-2 (1-0 CAC) while the Bobcats fall to 3-5 (0-1 CAC) on the year.
Both of Dubois' goals came early as he kicked off York's offensive output with the Spartans' first two goals of the game. Dubois then assisted on Justin Aita's tally with 2:12 to play in the frame before Josh Gamble closed out the quarter with York's fourth with just seven seconds remaining on the clock.
Following a pair of Frostburg tallies to open the second quarter, Aita and Corey Cooke pushed the Spartan advantage back to four goals with scores with 3:42 and 2:03 left in the first half.
The third quarter saw the Spartans grow their lead to 9-3 as they outscored their hosts 3-1 in the frame, despite only registering four shots in the 15 minutes. James Lowe, Jason Underwood, and B.J. Blaker each scored in the quarter as the Green and White took a comfortable advantage into the fourth.
That comfort held true as York's lead was never threatened. The Spartans scored twice, courtesy of goals by Jimmy Langton and Lowe, while they only allowed a pair of Bobcat scores, both of which came late in the game.
For the contest, Dubois, Aita, and Lowe each scored twice while Josh Gamble added a goal and two helpers. Defensively, Justin Gordon caused a trio of turnoversand collected three groundballs while Underwood notched two caused turnovers.
The Bobcats' Phil Hess tallied a goal and an assist while Marcus Kyricacou scored once and recorded three groundballs.
York won the face-off margin as they secured 10-of-18 while the Green and White held a slight 26-25 lead in groundballs.
Tyler Powell picks up the victory in the Spartan goal as he made 11 saves over his 60 minutes of work. Frostburg's Tyler Haines notched six saves for the hosts.
York returns to action on Wednesday, March 24, when they travel to Frederick, Md. to take on CAC foe Hood in a 4:00 pm tilt.
John Dubois photo courtesy of Zach Clabaugh - www.sharpedgefoto.com