YORK, Pa. – The No. 15 York College women's lacrosse team earned a decisive 17-4 Capital Athletic Conference victory over visiting Marymount University (Va.) on Saturday at Kinsley Field.
The Spartans (7-3, 2-1 CAC) used a big offensive first half with 12 goals to put away the Saints (2-7, 0-2) early. It's the second time in three games York has scored 12 first-half goals and 17 total goals. The Spartans tied their single-season high with a .531 shot percentage and it's the second time they've held their opponent to under 10 shots as the Saints only registered eight today.
York had a season-high 10 players record a point and tied a season-high with nine different Spartans scoring a goal.
The game's leading goal scorer, Brittany Noell (Silver Spring, Md. / Our Lady Of Good Counsel), recorded four goals on the day, three in the first half, bringing her team-leading goal total to 19 on the year. Noell also went two-for-two on free-position shots on the day.
The team's point and assist leader, Jayme Verman (York, Pa. / Lancaster Country Day), recorded four points on two goals and two assists, bringing her point total to 29 and her assists total to 16. Verman currently owns the third-highest assist total in the CAC.
In addition to Noell and Verman, Gina Bieneman (Baltimore, Md. / Institute of Notre Dame) also recorded four points on the day, which sets a new career-high for the sophomore. Bieneman tied a career-high with three goals, in addition to dishing out one assist.
Ally Bove (Bear, Del. / Red Lion Christian) recorded her first career point as she tallied York's 17th and final goal the contest.
Freshman defender Erin Mensch (Royersford, Pa. / Spring-Ford) played a key role on the draw for York as she led the team and set a season-high with five draw controls on the day.
York finished the game with a 32-8 advantage in shots and a 14-9 lead in draw controls.
The Spartans will return action on Wednesday when they host No. 13 Catholic University of America at 4:00 p.m.
Brittany Noell photo courtesy of Joe Rodgers