April 16, 2007

Spartans Stomp Blazers, 20-4

    YORK, PA-The York College women’s lacrosse team rolled to a 20-4 non-conference victory over Hood College on a windy and cold Monday at York’s Kinsley Field. The Spartans improve to 5-7 overall while the Blazers fall to 2-6 for the campaign.
    The Spartans opened the contest with four goals in the first six minutes to take the early led. Hood converted their lone goal of the first half when Liz Rakowski scored at the 21:56 mark.
    York continued the scoring onslaught with seven goals over the final 21:25 of the half to take the 11-1 lead to the break.
    The Spartans continued to roll in the second half by scoring the first four goals of the half. The Blazers notched a three-goal flurry over 4:58, trimming the York lead to 15-4. York scored the final five goals of the game to provide for the Spartans’ final margin of victory.
    Senior Jaclyn Girsh (Mahopac, NY/Mahopac) paced the Spartans with eight points on six goals and two assists. Girsh also had two ground balls and three draw controls. Juniors Brianna Yapps (Joppa, MD/Fallston) and Kaitlin Davis (Annapolis, MD/St. Mary's) each added six points. Davis had six goals and a pair of ground balls while Yapps notched five goals and one assist for six points. Yapps also had a ground ball and four draw controls for the contest. Alison Napolitano (Annapolis, MD/Annapolis Area Christian) handed out five assists in the game. Jaclyn VanLuit (Shrewsbury, PA/Susquehannock) and Caitlin Walther (Harleysville, PA / Souderton) each added a goal and assist for two points.
    Rakowski, Brandy Noel, Rachel Loss, and Britney Colandreo scored goals for the Blazers. Laurie Burrier handed out Hood’s lone assist.
    Sophomore Anne Fuestle (Baltimore, MD/Catonsville) started in goal and made three saves in her 41 minutes in net. She allowed one Hood goal. Kimberly Scheiman (Palo Alto, CA/Henry M. Gunn) notched one save while she allowed three goals in her 19 minutes of action. Lauren Lieb finished the game with six saves while she allowed the 20 Spartan goals.
    The Spartans finished the game with a 34-13 edge in shots while they also held a 30-20 advantage in ground balls. The green and white won 18 of the game’s 26 draw controls while they finished the game with 22 turnovers. Hood committed 32 turnovers in the game as 11 of those miscues were forced by the green and white.
    York returns to action on Saturday as they host Elizabethtown in a non-conference make-up contest at Kinsley Field. Game time is set for 1:00 pm.