Warriors Down Spartans in Non-Conference Play

    WILLIAMSPORT, PA-The York College women’s lacrosse team gave a valiant effort but fell to Lycoming College 17-11 in non-conference action in Williamsport, PA on Thursday afternoon. The Warriors improve to 3-0 with the win while the green and white fall to 0-2.
    The Warriors tallied the first three goals of the game before the Spartans’ Jaclyn Girsh (Mahopac, NY/Mahopac) got the Spartans on the board with an unassisted goal with 24:29 of the first half. After a Megan McIntyre goal pushed the Lycoming lead to 4-1, Alison Napolitano (Annapolis, MD/Annapolis Area Christian) picked up her first York College goal at the 17:08 mark of the half. The Warriors scored the next three goals to take a 7-2 lead. Caitlin Walther (Harleysville, PA/Souderton) and Brianna Yapps (Joppa, MD/Fallston) scored back-to-back goals, cutting the Lycoming lead to 7-4 with 6:38 left in the half. The Warriors responded by scoring the final four goals of the half to take an 11-4 lead to the break. The last two Lycoming goals of the half came in the final 57 seconds as the Spartans couldn’t finish the half strong.
    The Warrior lead grew to 13-4 just 1:27 into the second half before Girsh slowed the bleeding by picking up her second goal of the game on a free position shot. After a Lycoming goal from Megan Wallenhorst, York tallied four straight goals to draw to within 14-9 with 7:56 remaining in regulation. The Warriors salted away the game with three straight goals to take a 17-9 lead. York put up two goals in the final 49 seconds but it was not enough to prevent the Spartans from falling to 0-2.
    McIntyre led the Warriors with four goals and one assist while Sarah Wingerden chipped in four goals of her own. Megan Wallenhorst picked up a team-leading six points on three goals and three assists. Heather Suit contributed one goal and three assists.
    The Spartans were led by Yapps as the junior had four goals. Girsh added three goals and two assists while Kaitlin Davis (Annapolis, MD/St. Mary's)  notched two goals and one assist. Napolitano and Walther scored York’s other goals in the game.
    The Warriors out-shot the Spartans 39-33 and edged the green and white in ground balls 28-26. York was 2-for-5 in free position shots while Lycoming was 3-for-8. The Warriors dominated the draw controls winning 18 of the 29 draws.
    Kristina Peacock posted the win in goal for the Warriors as she made 11 saves while she allowed nine goals in 52:28 of work. Brittany Bryan played the final 7:32 of the game and allowed two goals while she made three saves.
    Sophomore Anne Fuestle (Baltimore, MD/Catonsville) recorded 13 saves in 60 minutes of action while she allowed the 17 Warrior goals.
    The Spartans return to action on Saturday as they host Susquehanna in their 2007 home opener. It will be the first women’s lacrosse game at the new Kinsley Field. Game time Saturday is slated for 10:30 am.