Spartans Fall in Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – The York College women’s lacrosse team fell hard Saturday afternoon, dropping a 21-10 decision to Capital Athletic Conference foe Mary Washington. The road defeat pulls the Spartans’ 2009 record down to 5-8 (1-4 CAC) while the Eagles improve to 9-5 (5-1 CAC).
    Katie Wallis and Catherine Kennedy each tallied six times to pace the Eagle’s offensive effort. Wallis added a trio of assists, for a total of nine points on the day, while she also picked up a pair of draw controls. Kennedy contributed two helpers while going 1-for-1 in free-position attempts.
    The Spartans went on top early as freshman Ashley Kanzler (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall) posted the contest’s first goal. Kanzler’s opening salvo came just 1:58 into the game.
    Mary Washington responded with authority, notching six straight goals before the Spartans would find the back of the net for the second time.
    The Eagle run began with a Lauren Callison score 1:08 after Kanzler’s. Callison’s notch kick-started the 14:41 spurt that saw the home squad take a commanding 6-1 lead.
    York’s Megan Foy (Toms River, N.J./Toms River North) broke the Eagle run with her first of a team-leading five goals on the day. Foy cut the Mary Washington lead to 6-2 with 4:53 remaining in the half.
    Foy’s goal did little to shift the momentum to the Spartan side as Mary Washington responded with a trio of goals.
    After another Kanzler score and a Mary Washington tally, the squads went into the halftime break with the score standing at 10-3 in favor of the Eagles.
    The second half was a similar story as Mary Washington continued to go on the offensive. The home squad added eleven more goals in the second frame.
    York faired better offensively in the latter stanza, tallying seven times.  However, that would prove too little as Mary Washington secured the eleven-goal victory.
    Aside from Wallis and Kennedy, Allie Kimmelman, Brittany Butler, and Julia Milner each added four points on two goals and two assists. Ellen Bikowski led her squad with four ground balls while Alison Hess caused a trio of turnovers. Danni Guigli played all 60 minutes between the pipes for the Eagles, making ten saves on the day.
    Foy’s five goals gives the junior captain a team-best 31 scores on the year. The midfielder also collected a pair of ground balls. Kanzler added two goals to up her season total to 15 tallies while she also notched a game-high six draw controls. Freshman attack Meaghan Doak (Pylesville, Md./Harford Tech) recorded two goals for the Spartans. Junior defender Kelly Vrana (West Islip, N.Y./St. John the Baptist) registered four ground balls and three caused turnovers while fellow defender Courtney Heller (Reisterstown, Md./Franklin) scooped up four ground balls. Goalkeeper Anne Feustle (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) made eleven stops in her 60 minutes of work.
    The Green and White return home on Tuesday, April 7, as they host St. Vincent in a 2:00 pm non-conference contest.


Megan Foy photo courtesy of Scott Guise