Wayson, Schultz Lead Spartans to Non-Conference Triumph

Wayson, Schultz Lead Spartans to Non-Conference Triumph

TOWSON, Md. – The York College women's lacrosse team posted their second straight victory to open the 2011 campaign as they topped host Goucher 16-7 in non-conference action Thursday afternoon. The win pushes the Spartans to a flawless 2-0 to start the year while the Gophers begin the season at 0-1.

Sophomore standout Kim Wayson had a huge day as she led all scorers with five goals and two assists. Wayson, who opened the year with four goals against Wesley, tallied the Green and White's first and last goals of the opening stanza before notching back-to-back scores in the second half.

Fellow All-Capital Athletic Conference performer Leah Schultz contributed heavily to the Spartans' offensive output, recording four goals of her own against the Gophers.

York opened up a 2-0 advantage over their hosts, registering tallies from both Wayson and Schultz. Goucher did knot the game at 2-2 with 21:17 remaining in the first, as Hannah Khin posted back-to-back goals.

With the score level, the Spartans went on a 4-1 run to cap the first half and take a 6-3 advantage into the break. Wayson tallied York's final of the frame with only 26 seconds left on the clock.

The second half proved all Spartans as the Green and White netted ten goals over the 30-minute period. During the first ten minutes alone, York totaled seven goals to take a 13-4 lead.

York cruised from there, finishing the contest with a 16-7 victory.

In addition to Wayson and Schultz, freshman Sam Smith added two scores while Meaghan Doak, Jenna Hiponia, Toni DiLeonardi, Kasie White, and Kerri Nicolich each posted a goal.

Defensively, the Spartans allowed 17 shots and picked up 18 ground balls. Notably, York won 16-of-25 draw controls.

Goalkeeper Tina Nicklas records her second win of her sophomore campaign as she made 10 saves while her counterpart Ashley Shanner made 17 stops.

York now turns their attention to their winter break trip to St. Croix, Virgin Islands. The Spartans are scheduled to play a pair contests while abroad beginning with Oneonta St. on February 28 and finishing with Rochester Institute of Technology on March 2.

GAME BOX - courtesy of Goucher College sports information

Leah Schultz photo courtesy of Zach Clabaugh - www.sharpedgefoto.com