April 14, 2012

Spartans Utilize Nine-Goal Spurt in League Triumph

FROSBURG, Md. – Tyler Hutson tallied four points and Seth Krolus three as the York College men's lacrosse team topped host Frostburg State 14-6 Saturday afternoon in Capital Athletic Conference action. The league triumph pushes York's 2012 mark to 8-5 including a 4-3 record in the CAC while the Bobcats fall to 2-13 and 0-7 in conference play.

Hutson's four points were courtesy of three goals and one assist as he now leads the Green and White with 54 points and 41 goals during his rookie year while also contributing 13 assists. Hutson's numbers already put him fourth all-time for the Spartans in single-season points and goals while he has notched the most goals for a freshman in the history of the Spartan program.

Krolus' three came by way of two goals and one helper. The skillful sophomore midfielder currently leads the squad with 15 assists on the year.

The first half saw the Spartans take a 6-1 lead through the first 30 minutes of play, an advantage they would extend to 11-1 in the second half. B.J. Blaker and Hutson put York on the board first with a pair of unassisted tallies at the 10:00 and 4:17 marks of the first quarter.

Following a Bobcat goal, the Green and White responded with nine straight, all during the second and third quarters. Four unanswered second-quarter tallies took York into the half with the aforementioned 6-1 margin before they registered five more in the third quarter. During that nine-goal run, Hutson posted two of his goals as well as his assist while Krolus found the back of the net twice. In diverse fashion, seven different Spartans notched goals during that spurt as Blaker, Justin Aita, John Powell, Andrew Taylor, and Marcus Coppola also hit paydirt.

Up 11-1 heading in the fourth, the Spartans added three more to their side of the board, including Tyler Bortner's first collegiate goal, and finished off a 14-6 CAC triumph.

For the game, the Spartans held a 49-31 lead in shots as well as a 40-33 advantage in ground balls.

Krolus collected five of those 40 Spartan ground balls while goalkeeper Tyler Powell picked up six. Powell recorded the win in the cage as he made ten saves over his 54:06 of work as his goals against average drops to 7.84 on the season. Dylan Heath and David Puglisi, who registered two saves in his first collegiate appearance, finished off the tilt for the Green and White.

Chris Rios tallied twice and Dan Dowd provided a goal and two assists to lead the Bobcats offensively. Goalkeeper Alex Sharrer takes the loss despite making 13 saves over his 60 minutes.

York returns home to Kinsley Field on Wednesday, April 18, for their final regular season game of the 2012 season. The Spartans are scheduled to square off with CAC foe Mary Washington in a 4:00 pm tilt.

PHOTO: Seth Krolus with the ball during York's game against McDaniel earlier this season. Courtesy of David Sinclair - www.davidsinclair.org