April 9, 2014

Spartans Cruise Past Frostburg State in CAC Play

FROSTBURG, MD – The York College women's lacrosse squad cruised to an 18-3 Capital Athletic Conference win at Frostburg State on Wednesday afternoon in Frostburg, MD.

The Spartans improve to 10-3 overall and 4-1 in the CAC while the Bobcats fall to 2-11 and 0-5 in the conference.

The Spartans wasted little time in getting on the board as senior Kerri Nicolich (Islip, N.Y./Islip) converted a free position shot just 30 seconds into the game.

York would rip off three more goals in the first 12:33 of the game to take the 4-0 lead.

After a Malory Brunett goal with 16:34 left in the first half, the Spartans tallied three more goals including a pair of free position goals from Megan Stine (Stevensville, Md./Annapolis Area Christian) and Sarah Castle (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis Area Christian).

Megan Hart scored a free position goal for Frostburg but Erica Mulford (Crownsville, Md./Seton Keough) quickly got that goal right back as she notched an unassisted goal just 32 seconds after Hart's goal to give York an 8-2 lead at the break.

FSU's Brunett opened the second half scoring with a free position goal, cutting York's lead to 8-3. York then ripped off ten straight goals to end the game as the Green and White rolled to the 15-goal win.

The Spartans received big days from Jocelyn Hudson (York, Pa./Central York), Nicolich, and Castle as they each scored three goals in the win. Hudson added eight draw controls to her three goals. Nicolich and Castle each added an assist as they both finished with four points in the win. Mulford contributed two goals and two assists for four points.

The Spartans had eight different players score goals and eight different players hand out an assist in the win.

Brunett led the Bobcats with two goals while Hart had FSU's other tally. Hart finished with a game-high five ground balls while Megan White led the Bobcats with five draw controls.

York finished the game with a 33-16 margin in total shots and a 16-10 edge in ground balls. The Spartans won 14 of the 23 draw controls in the game while they also forced 16 Bobcat turnovers.

The Green and White converted a season-high five free position chances in eight attempts.

Senior Ashley Smith (Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson) earned the win as she made nine saves in 49:08 of work. She allowed the three Bobcat goals. She improves to 10-3 win the win.

Dylan Teitalbaum was straddled with the loss as she allowed eight goals in her 30 minutes of work. Teitalbaum recorded six saves for FSU. Heather Lowe played the second 30 minutes and surrendered ten Spartan goals while she made five saves.

The Spartans have now reached double figures in wins for the fifth straight season and the sixth time in the nine-year history of the York College women's lacrosse program. The Spartans are 61-23 over the last five seasons of play. York has won seven straight in the series with Frostburg State.

The Spartans return to action on Saturday afternoon when they host Southern Virginia University in a non-conference contest. First draw is set for 1:00 pm in York.

Sarah Castle photo courtesy of Joe Rodgers

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