Spartans Improve to 5-1 in the CAC With 16-4 Win at SVU

Spartans Improve to 5-1 in the CAC With 16-4 Win at SVU

LEXINGTON, VA – The York College women's lacrosse team rolled past Southern Virginia University 16-4 in Capital Athletic Conference action on Saturday afternoon in Lexington, Virginia.

The Spartans improve to 10-4 overall and 5-1 in the CAC while the Knights fall to 0-13 overall and 0-6 in the conference.

The Green and White got off to a fast start as they scored the game's first seven goals in just over the first ten minutes of the game. Sarah Castle (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis Area Christian) opened the scoring with the game's first two goals. York then got goals from Lily Damalouji (Prince Frederick, Md./Calvert) and Allison Kolacy (Rockaway, N.J./Morris Knolls) before Brittany Noell (Silver Spring, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) put home a pair of goals to push the lead to 6-0. Katherine Burk (Media, Pa./Strath Haven) extended the lead to 7-0 on a free position goal.

The Knights tallied back-to-back goals, cutting their deficit to five. However, the Spartans wasted little time in coming right back as they found the back of the net four more times in the first half to take an 11-2 lead. The Knights notched the final goal of the half on a free position shot from Elizabeth Bonney.

Scoring was sparse in the second half as York outscored their hosts 5-1 in the final 30 minutes of play.

York had nine different players score goals led by Noell as she notched four goals on just five shots. Rachel Saks (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) had four points on a goal and three assists while Kolacy and Katelyn Cattrano (Manchester, Md./Manchester Valley) each had two goals and an assist for three points. Castle and Burke each recorded two goals for the Green and White.

Castle added six draw controls while Karlie Dougherty (Baltimore, Md./Mercy) added four for York.

Zoe Bradshaw led SVU with two goals while Samantha Jones and Bonney each scored once for the Knights.

Charlotte Wright (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) earned the win as she played the first 21:31 of the game. Rachel Donovan (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) played the final 38:29 as she recorded a pair of saves.

Cammi Miller went the distance for the Knights as she made three saves and allowed all 16 Spartan goals in her 60 minutes of work.

The Spartans outshot the Knights 22-8 while they held a 19-3 edge in draw controls.

The Green and White returns to action on Wednesday afternoon when they host St. Mary's College in a key CAC contest. First draw is set for 4:00 pm at Kinsley Field. 

Brittany Noell photo courtesy of David Sinclair