March 15, 2011

Spartan Offense Lifts York to Sixth Win

YORK, Pa. – Sophomore Kim Wayson led the York College women's lacrosse team to an impressive 18-6 win over the visiting Saints from Marymount University Tuesday at York's Kinsley Field. With the Capital Athletic Conference triumph, the Spartans move to a 6-1 (2-1 CAC) while the Saints drop to 3-2 (0-1 CAC) on the season.

Wayson, who continues to be an offensive force for the Green and White, tallied nine points on six goals and three assists in the win over Marymount. The standout sophomore, notched three straight goals to end the first half, has accumulated 89 scores in just 23 games for the Spartans and is now just eight shy of tying Jaclyn Van Luit's career record of 94 set in 2008.

Tied at 2-2 at with over 20 minutes left in the first half, York went on a 9-1 offensive blitz to snag an 11-3 lead at the break.

The spurt extended into the second frame as the Spartans tallied seven more times before the Saints found the back of the net for a fourth time. In total, the Spartans scored ten unanswered goals before Marymount's fourth with 19:26 left in the second half.

York cruised from there and finished the contest with a convincing 18-6 triumph.

Aside from Wayson's work, four more Spartans each scored two goals. Toni DiLeonardi, Jenna Hiponia, and Melissa Ritchey each scored twice while Ritchey also supplied a pair of assists. Sophomore Lauren Kula scored and tallied two helpers in the frame.

Defensively, York only allowed 12 Marymount shots (the Spartans notched 39) while collecting 22 ground balls to the Saints' 17.

Goalkeeper Tina Nicklas picked up her sixth win of the season as she made two saves over her 36:05 of work. Kelsey Evans relieved Nicklas for the final 23:55 as she recorded three saves.

The Spartans return to action on Saturday as they face non-conference opponent St. Vincent at Kinsley Field. Game time is set for 2:00 pm.

GAME BOX

Kim Wayson photo courtesy of Mike Adams

Game story contribution courtesy of Kelsey Byler - York College athletic communications practicum

* Correction: In the original game story Jaclyn Van Luit's career goals scored was listed as 97. The number is actually 94. The athletic communications office apologizes for the mistake. *

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