Spartans Fall in 2007 Home Opener

    YORK, PA-The York College women’s lacrosse team dropped their 2007 home opener as Susquehanna University defeated the Spartans 15-10 on Saturday at Kinsley Field in York. The game was the first women’s lacrosse match played at the new Kinsley Field.
    The Spartans fall to 0-3 with the loss while Susquehanna is 1-0.
    The Crusaders jumped out to a 2-0 lead before Jaclyn Girsh (Mahopac, NY/Mahopac) tied the game with a pair of goals. After Susquehanna’s Rachel Devilbiss scored at the 20:18 mark, Girsh scored her third goal of the half to pull the green and white even at three with 18:12 remaining in the first half. The two squads again exchanged goals as they were tied at four with just over ten minutes remaining in the stanza. The Crusaders seized the momentum with four goals over a four minute stretch late in half as they carried an 8-4 lead to the break.
    Devilbiss opened the second half scoring as the Crusader lead grew to 9-4. Junior Brianna Yapps (Joppa, MD/Fallston) cut the Crusader lead back to four with a goal at the 21:08 mark. Susquehanna responded with three goals to increase their advantage to 12-5. After an exchange of goals, the Crusaders led 14-7 with 7:58 remaining. York scored three of the final four goals of the game but it was too-little-too-late for the green and white as they still are in search of their first win.
    Erin McGarrigle and Devilbiss led the Crusaders with four goals each while Liz DiPaola and Dana Mulvihill each added a goal and an assist.
    Girsh led the Spartans with three goals while Yapps and Jaclyn VanLuit (New Freedom, PA/Susquehannock) contributed two goals. Junior Alison Napolitano (Annapolis, MD/Annapolis Area Christian) handed out two assists for the Spartans. Kristy Powers (Westminster, MD/Westminster), Kaitlin Davis (Annapolis, MD/St. Mary's), and Lindsay Nixon (Westminster, MD/Westminster) each added one tally for the green and white.
    Kirstyn Mahoney and Jess Weiss split the goaltending duties for Susquehanna. Mahoney earned the win with two first half saves while Weiss recorded five saves in the second 30 minutes for the Crusaders.
    Sophomore Anne Fuestle (Baltimore, MD/Catonsville) notched 18 saves in the loss.
    The Crusaders outshot the Spartans 48-25 while both teams had 42 ground balls in the game. The Crusaders forced 31 Spartan turnovers while Susquehanna committed 23 miscues. York held a slight 14-13 edge in draw controls for the game.
    The green and white return to action on Wednesday when they travel to College Misericordia. Game time against the Cougars is set for 4:00 pm.