ARLINGTON, VA-The York College women’s lacrosse team rolled to their third straight win as the Spartans defeated Marymount University 14-8 in a Capital Athletic Conference match on Wednesday afternoon in Arlington, VA. The Spartans improve to 5-3 overall and 2-2 in the CAC while the Saints fall to 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the conference.
The Saints jumped on the Spartans early with a four goal outburst to start the game. The green and white got on the board with 17:45 remaining in the first half as Jaclyn VanLuit (New Freedom, Pa./Susquehannock) notched an unassisted goal. That tally kick started an 11-goal Spartan run that turned a four-goal deficit into a seven-goal lead. After the outburst, the Spartans took that 11-4 lead to the break.
Marymount opened the scoring in the second half, cutting the York lead to six. The teams alternated goals the remainder of the half as the Saints could not get any closer than six goals the rest of the way.
Senior Alison Napolitano (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis Area Christian) led the Spartan offense as she tallied three goals and two assists for five points. She also had five ground balls, three draw controls and one caused turnover. VanLuit and Megan Bell (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) each contributed three goals to the Spartan attack. Bell added four ground balls and a team-high six draw controls. Rachel Papsan (Baltimore, Md./North County) was the other Spartan with multiple points as she chipped in with a pair of goals and five ground balls.
SpringAnne Hatfield led the Saints with three points on two goals and one assist. Marie Montgomery, Anna Sody, and Sara Horne each added two goals for the hosts. Sody contributed a team-high six draw controls while Aimee Montgomery collected seven ground balls.
Junior netminder Anne Feustle (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) recorded seven saves as she earned the win, her fifth of the year. Elizabeth Hulfish made 17 saves in 60 minutes for the Saints.
The Spartans held a 39-21 edge in shots while the Saints had 35 ground balls to 33 for the green and white. The Spartans took care of the ball as they notched just 12 turnovers while Marymount committed 32 turnovers in the game. Both teams had 12 draw controls for the game.
The Spartans put their win streak on the line on Saturday as York hosts nationally ranked Mary Washington. Game time at Kinsley Field is set for 1:00 pm.
Jaclyn VanLuit photo courtesy of Eric Linsley