ARLINGTON, Va. – The second-ranked York College men's lacrosse team completed an undefeated conference slate with a 20-6 win over Marymount University on the road in Capital Athletic Conference action on Tuesday evening. Eleven different Spartans scored, including four from Hunter Davis and three from Thomas Pfeiffer and Jake Hvazda.
Final Score: #2 York 20, Marymount 6
Records: #2 York 16-1, 8-0 CAC, Marymount 3-14, 1-7 CAC
Shots: York 49, Marymount 25
Shots on Goal: York 31, Marymount 15
Saves: York 9, Marymount 11
Face offs Won: York 20, Marymount 9
Ground Balls: York 43, Marymount 31
Turnovers: York 13, Marymount 13
Caused Turnovers: York 5, Marymount 11
Man Up: York 0-for-0, Marymount 1-for-4
Penalties: York 4-for-2:30, Marymount 0-for-0:00
Clears: York 27-for-27, Marymount 17-for-20
How it Happened:
• York entered Tuesday just one victory away from an undefeated season in the Capital Athletic Conference, and took an early 1-0 lead just 2:26 into proceedings. The Saints leveled the score a little over four minutes later, but the Spartans finished the first quarter with four consecutive goals. Dillon Hannah, after dishing out the first assist to Hunter Davis for the opening goal, scored with 6:31 to play. Brad Casale and Thomas Pfeiffer both scored before Casale capped the first period with a goal with just three seconds to play, to push the York lead to 5-1.
• Davis began the second quarter exactly how the game started, scoring within the first three minutes. Marymount dug in and scored back-to-back goals in just 55 seconds to cut the lead to 6-3, but another impressive run of goals put the game all but out of reach. Davis found Jake Hvazda for a goal, Brendan O'Sullivan assisted Tyler Nation on another, and York was off an running again. Hvazda and Nation's goals came just 14 seconds apart, and another 53 seconds passed before Pfeiffer had his second of the game. To complete a four-goal run in just 1:38, Hannah rocketed home his third of the game. The Saints scored with 19 seconds left in the half, but suffered a back breaker when Davis scored 13 ticks later, off a Ryan Cook pass, retaking the momentum into halftime.
• The onslaught of goals continued in the third, as the Green and White pushed in two goals in the first minute of the second half. Hvazda scored in 15 seconds and then Pfeiffer scored with 14:01 left. Matt Whitcher and Hannah assisted on the tallies. The second-ranked Spartans didn't stop there, though, getting goals from Cook and yet another from Hvazda and Davis before the end of the third. York led 16-5 after three quarters.
Thomas Pfeiffer: 3 goals, 3 assists, 5 ground balls
Hunter Davis: 4 goals, 1 assist, 3 ground balls
Dillon Hannah: 2 goals, 2 assists
Jake Hvazda: 3 goals, 6 shots
Matthew Ebert: 3 goals, 1 assist, 6 shots, 2 ground balls, 1 caused turnover
Jonah Mackiewicz: 2 goals, 4 shots, 1 ground balls
Landry Marshall (YCP): 43:39 minutes played, 5 goals against, 6 saves (W, 16-1)
Jacob Laubner (YCP): 16:21 minutes played, 1 goal against, 3 saves
Patrick Ruleman (MU): 48:58 minutes played, 17 goals against, 10 saves (L, 2-5)
Grey Clarkson (MU): 11:02 minutes played, 3 goals against, 1 save
York is now 14-6 all-time against the Saint … the Spartans have won each of the last 14 meetings with Marymount … York finished undefeated in the CAC, and will be the No. 1 seed in the CAC Tournament … Thomas Pfeiffer scored three goals and added three assists, the sixth time in the last seven games with more than one assist … Jake Hvazda has now scored eight goals in the last two games … Hunter Davis scored four goals, and has nine in the last two games … he has 12 points in the last two games … head coach Brandon Childs won his 99th game as head coach at York.
The Spartans will host a semifinal in the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament on Tuesday at Kinsley Field. York will play the winner of the first round game between the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds.