SELINSGROVE, PA – Behind six goals from a pair of rookies, the York College women’s lacrosse team bested Susquehanna Tuesday afternoon 9-4 in Selinsgrove. Kimberly Wayson (Harwood, Md./Southern) and Leah Schultz (Catonsville, Md./Seton Keough) each posted three tallies as the Spartans improve to 4-3 on the season while the Crusaders drop to 1-4.
Schultz put the Green and White up 1-0 within the first three minutes, notching the game’s first score at the 27:12 mark of the first half courtesy of a Kasie White (Glen Burnie, Md./North County) assist.
Susquehanna would go on to take their only lead of the game with back-to-back scores. Lindsey Derstine finished a Sarah Wright pass with 25:13 to play before Erin Deyer followed just over five minutes later with a free position goal to put the Crusaders up 2-1.
From here the Green and White set out on a six-goal run to take a five-goal lead at 7-2.
Molly Kerrigan (Bel Air, Md./Institute of Notre Dame) tied the game at two with 15:07 to play in the first on one of Wayson’s two assists. Freshman Jordan Hall (Edgewater, Md./South River) would then give the Spartans a lead they would not relinquish at the 6:45 mark on Wayson’s second helper.
York closed out the half with two Schultz goals, with her first coming a mere 20 seconds after Hall’s.
That fifth goal proved all the Green and White would need as they took a 5-2 lead into halftime.
A mere 45 seconds after the break, Kelsey Byrd (Jarrettsville, Md./North Harford), yet another Spartan freshman, scored off a Shultz assist to give York a 6-2 lead.
The final 29:15 saw Wayson and Susquehanna’s Ally Bauer trade tallies to provide the final 9-4 score.
For the game, the Spartans registered 29 shots to the Crusaders’ 17 while both squads picked up 17 ground balls. The Green and White recorded ten draw controls to Susquehanna’s five.
Spartan freshman defensive standout Katie Vautier (Harwood, Md./Archbishop Spalding) collected four ground balls and caused two turnovers while nabbing a draw control. Goalkeeper Kelsey Evans (Bel Air, Md./Fallston) posted eleven saves to secure the victory.
Bauer scored twice for the Crusaders while Brittany McCann secured six ground balls. Sarah Wright nabbed three draw controls for the home squad.
York returns home this Saturday as they host Capital Athletic Conference foe Mary Washington. The CAC tilt, the Spartans’ third of the season, is slated for a 1:00 p.m. start.
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