DOVER, DEL. – The York College women's lacrosse team stayed hot as they rolled past Wesley College 17-1 in Capital Athletic Conference action on Saturday afternoon in Dover, Delaware.
The Spartans improve to 6-2 overall and 1-1 in the Capital Athletic Conference. The Wolverines fall to 4-4 and 0-2 in the league with the loss.
The Spartans got the scoring started early as Jayme Verman (York, Pa./Lancaster Country Day) found the back of the net just 31 seconds into the game. The York offense continued to flow, as they struck for five goals in the opening ten minutes of the game.
Sophomore Katelyn Cattrano (Manchester, Md./Manchester Valley) was brilliant in the first half as she led the Green and White with her first collegiate hat trick in the first 15 minutes of play as the Spartans surged out to a 7-0 lead.
York continued to push the first half pace and took a 12-0 lead to the intermission. The Spartans outshot the Wolverines 24-0 in the first half as they dominated play.
The Wolverine got on the board just 14 seconds into the second half as Kaitlyn Ennis recorded her 10th goal of the year. However, the Spartans responded with five second half goals to provide for the final 17-1 margin.
The win is the biggest for the Spartans since the 23-1 victory over Frostburg State on April 9, 2013 at Kinsley Field.
The Spartans finished the game outshooting the Wolverines 32-3 while York also won 12 of the 21 draw controls.
The Green and White received a number of stellar performances in the win. Junior Allison Kolacy (Rockaway, N.J./Morris Knolls) led York with five points on a goal and four assists. She was one of nine Spartans to record multiple points for the day. Cattrano finished with four points on a career-high three goals and one assist. Sophomore Gina Bieneman (Baltimore, Md./Institute of Notre Dame) notched three goals for three points while Verman added a goal and two assists for her three points in the win. Sarah Castle (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis Area Christian) chipped in with three points on two goals and an assist. Brittany Noell (Silver Spring, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel), Jordan Cassella (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y./Comsewogue), and Kelly Curran (North Massapequa, N.Y./Plainedge) each contributed a pair of goals to the Spartan attack. Rachel Saks (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) dished out three assists for the Green and White. Freshman Sarah Sitton (Hampstead, Md./Manchester Valley) notched her first collegiate goal in the win.
Charlotte Wright (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa) earned the win for the Spartans in net, as she was not forced to make a save in her 25:13 of action. Rachel Donovan (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) played the final 34:47 and recorded a pair of saves while she allowed the one Wesley goal.
Savannah Clough went the route in goal for the Wolverines as she allowed all 17 goals while she recorded 11 saves in her 60 minutes of action.
The Spartans committed a season-low seven turnovers while they harassed Wesley into 19 miscues in the game. It was the first time this year that York kept their turnovers in single digits.
York returns to action on Tuesday when they host nationally ranked Gettysburg at Kinsley Field. Game time is set for 4:00 pm on Tuesday.
Katelyn Cattrano photo courtesy of David Sinclair