YORK, PA-Junior attack Brianna Yapps (Joppa,
MD/Fallston) tied a single-game school record with 11 points as the
York College women’s lacrosse team scored a school-record 21
goals en route to a 21-10 Capital Athletic Conference win over
Marymount University on Wednesday in York, PA. The Spartans,
winners of two straight, improve to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the CAC
while the Saints fall to 0-5 and 0-2 in the conference.
The Spartans got on the board just 12 seconds into the game as Jaclyn Girsh (Mahopac, NY/Mahopac) won the draw control, drove down the field and fed Lindsay Nixon (Westminster, MD/Westminster) for the goal. The Saints responded by dominating play over the next eight minutes of the game as they outscored York 3-0. The Spartans responded to the Saints spurt with ten unanswered goals, taking an 11-3 lead with just over two minutes left in the half. The Saints scored on an Ali Fulton free position shot with 1:28 remaining before the break but the Spartans responded with a Yapps goal right before the half as they led 12-5 at the intermission.
The green and white continued to get the better of the play in the second half as they built their lead to as many as 12 three different times in the half.
Yapps finished the game with eight goals and three assists as she tied Girsh’s school record for points in game. Yapps scored her eight goals on just nine shots. She also contributed six ground balls for the Spartans. Junior Alison Napolitano (Annapolis, MD/Annapolis Area Christian) contributed six points with three goals and three assists while Girsh had five points on two goals and three assists. Jaclyn VanLuit (New Freedom, PA/Susquehannock) and Nixon each chipped in with three goals and an assist for four points. Junior Rachel Papsan (Baltimore, MD/North County) was the Spartans’ other multiple goal scorer with a pair of tallies for the game. Girsh and VanLuit each pulled in six draw controls for the game.
The Saints were led by Caroline Thomas as she notched four goals. Marie Montgomery added three goals and two assists for a team-high five points. Anna Sody and Fulton each chipped in with a goal and an assist.
Sophomore goalie Anne Fuestle (Baltimore, MD/Catonsville) earned the win with ten saves on 25 Marymount shots. Angela Saunders made seven saves for the Saints as she went the distance in net.
The green and white finished the game holding a 39-25 edge in shots, a 43-29 bulge in ground balls, and a 19-14 advantage in draw controls. York committed 24 turnovers while the Saints had 23 miscues.
The Spartans’ 21 goals breaks the previous record of 20 established last season against Chestnut Hill. The 35 points for the green and white ties the school record that was set in the April 6 win over Hood.
The Spartans return to action on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Mary Washington to face the Eagles in a CAC contest. Game time in Fredericksburg is set for 2:00 pm.