March 4, 2010

Wayson's Big Day Leads Spartans to 20-0 Win

IRVING, TX – The York College women’s lacrosse team posted the first shutout in school history as the Spartan defeated the University of Dallas 20-0 in a non-conference contest in Irving, TX. The game was the second contest of the Spartans’ 2010 spring trip to Texas.

The Spartans improve to 2-2 with the win while UD falls to 0-2.

The Green and White jumped on Dallas early and often. The Spartans received goals from Kasie White (Glen Burnie, Md./North County), Ashley Kanzler (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall), and Leah Schultz (Catonsville, Md./Seton Keough) in the first 2:50 of the game. The Spartans increased the lead to 7-0 with 15:02 remaining in the first half.

York tallied four more goals in the opening 30 minutes as they took an 11-0 lead to the break. The Spartans outshot Dallas 25-3 in the first half while the Spartans had an 8-3 edge in draw controls.

The second half was much of the same as York scored nine goals while they preserved the shutout, the first white washing in the five-year history of the women’s lacrosse program.

Freshman Kimberly Wayson (Harwood, Md./Southern) continues her outstanding first year in the Green and White as she notched nine points on five goals and four assists. Shultz added six points on three goals and three assists while she also had four draw controls. York had 12 different players score a goal while four different players had an assist.

Freshman Kelsey Evans (Bel Air, Md./Fallston) played the first 48:28 as she earned the win by making three saves in the shutout. Tina Nicklas (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) made one save in her 11:32 of action.

Anna Massey made 11 saves in the loss for Dallas.

York finishing the game holding a 37-7 edge in total shots while the Spartan margin in ground balls was 15-10. The Green and White also held a 13-8 advantage in draw controls for the game.

The Spartans return to Kinsley Field on Wednesday afternoon as they host Goucher College in a non-conference contest. First draw is set for 4:00 pm.

Photo: Freshman Kimberly Wayson notched a career-high nine points on five goals and four assists.