GREENSBORO, NC - The York College women’s lacrosse team captured their first victory of the 2008 season with a 12-3 win at Greensboro College. The Spartans move to 1-1 on the young season, while Greensboro falls to 0-4.
Kaitlin Davis (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's) paced the Spartan offense as she establish a new career-high notching seven tallies. The senior scored the Spartans first goal with 22:14 left in the first half on a free position shot.
The contest remained close until the Spartans found a storehouse of offense over a 7:08 period. With 13:23 to play in the first, Davis scored her second of the game off an assist from Megan Bell (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key). After Davis’ second score, the green and white would add six more to go up 8-0. Davis then capped the Spartans’ first stanza scoring with another pair of tallies at the 8:37 and 6:15 marks. Jaclyn VanLuit (New Freedom, Pa./Susquehannock), Davis, and Bell sandwiched goals between Davis’ two pair while Nicole Starner (Aspers, Pa./Biglerville) added an assist on the Spartans’ eighth score.
Greensboro’s Christie Hebert foiled the shutout, scoring with a mere 23 seconds left in the first half. All totaled, the Spartans took a commanding 8-1 lead into the halftime break.
The second 30 minutes was much the same story as VanLuit completed her hat trick 2:48 into the frame. Nearly seven minutes later, Bell would add another score to put the Spartans up 10-1 with 20:20 to play.
In fitting fashion, Davis would tally York’s final two goals. Just 15 seconds after Bell, Davis recorded her fifth goal of the game on an assist from Kristy Powers (Westminster, Md./Westminster). With 17:29 remaining in the contest, Davis finished off the green and white scoring for the day with her sixth and final score of the afternoon.
The Pride would add two goals to cut the Spartan margin to 12-3 but the game was well in hand for the York side.
For the contest, the Spartans held a 31-14 bulge in total shots while both sides collected 16 ground balls. York took care of the ball, only turning it over eleven times on the day with Greensboro giving it up on 16 occasions.
Goalkeeper Anne Feustle (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) picked up the win in the Spartan net notching ten saves on the day. Her counterpart, Lauren Maynard, played tough despite the loss accumulating 17 stops.
The Spartans begin their 2008 home slate this Saturday with a 12:00 pm date with Capital Athletic Conference foe Salisbury.