Spartans Pick Up Win Number One

    SCRANTON, PA-The York College women’s lacrosse team posted their first win of the season as they defeated College Misericordia 17-10 on Wednesday afternoon at the University of Scranton. The Spartans improve to 1-3 for the year while the Cougars falls to 2-1.
    The Spartans played well in the opening half as they led 9-5 at the break. The green and white outshot the hosts 28-18 while they also won nine of the half’s 15 draw controls.
    The green and white led by seven goals twice in the second half including the final margin as they notched their first victory of 2007.
    The Spartans were led by Brianna Yapps (Joppa, MD/Fallston) as the junior had four goals and two assists for six points. Senior Jaclyn Girsh (Mahopac, NY/Mahopac) added four goals of her own while she also had seven ground balls and four draw controls. Alison Napolitano (Annapolis, MD/Annapolis Area Christian) contributed three goals and one assist. Kaitlin Davis (Annapolis, MD/St. Mary's) and Caitlin Walther (Harleysville, PA/Souderton) each added two goals.
    Shannon Tinkham and Amanda Felte each tallied four goals for the Cougars. Jamie Wargo contributed one goal and two assists for the hosts.
    Sophomore goalie Anne Fuestle (Baltimore, MD/Catonsville) notched 14 saves for the Spartans as she earned the win in goal. Heather Heun recorded 17 stops for Misericordia as she went the distance in net. She falls to 2-1 for the season.
    The Spartans finished the game holding a 52-34 edge in shots while they recorded 35 ground balls to 25 for the Cougars. York converted on all three of their free position shots in the game. The green and white held a 17-12 edge in draw controls for the match.
    York returns home on Saturday as they host Catholic in a Capital Athletic Conference contest at Kinsley Field. Game time is set for 12:00 pm.