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Spartan Streak Snapped at Five as Lynchburg Nips York in OT

Ali Posey photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Ali Posey photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

YORK, PA – The York College field hockey team had their five game win streak snapped as they dropped a tough 3-2 overtime road loss at Lynchburg College on Friday afternoon in Lynchburg. The Hornets got the game winner 2:50 into the first overtime.


Records: York 5-2, Lynchburg 6-1

Shots: York 13, Lynchburg 26

Shots on Goal: York 11, Lynchburg 15

Penalty Corners: York 8, Lynchburg 14

Saves: York 12, Lynchburg 9


How It Happened

• The Spartans took it to the Hornets early as they jammed the ball down the heart of the Lynchburg defense. That pressure paid off in the 9th minute as senior Ali Posey found the back of the cage on a one-timer off a pass from fellow senior Beth Patrick.

• The Hornets answered back with a surge at the Spartan defense before the play evened out midway through the half.

• Lynchburg tied the game with 11:18 remaining in the first half as Nikki Simpao scored on a deflection off a pass from Emma Strouse, knotting the game at one.

• The Hornets carried the play the remainder of the half as they went to the break with a 10-4 edge in total shots while York held a 6-4 margin in penalty corners.

• Posey and Patrick teamed up a second time in the 45th minute as Patrick fed a pass to Posey off a penalty corner. Posey lifted a shot over the head of the Hornet goalie, giving York the 2-1 lead.

• The Hornets started surging offensively as they started to apply consistent pressure to the York defensive third. Spartan goalie Eve Hauptle three saves after Posey's second goal but that third save bounded back to the stick of Isabella Eldridge who blasted a shot past Hauptle for the game-tying goal in the 59th minute.

• York responded by bouncing back and starting to take back the momentum. York had a stretch of five shots on goal over a two-minute period followed by a penalty corner and a team save on a Greta Plappert shot with 2:01 left in regulation. That would be the final shot of regulation.

• York raced out quickly to start overtime as Plappert fired off two shots that were saved by Hannah Chapman 52 seconds in the extra period. Two minutes later, the Hornets got a break away opportunity that Jackie Lerro finished for the game-winning goal 2:50 into overtime.


Spartan Leaders

Ali Posey: 2 goals, 3 shots, 2 shots on goal

Beth Patrick: 2 assists

Autumn Mallory: 4 shots on goal

Greta Plappert: 3 shots on goal

Lindsay Nye: 2 shots on goal


Lynchburg Leaders

• Jackie Lerro: 1 goal, 3 shots, 2 shots on goal, GWG

• Isabella Eldridge: 1 goal, 4 shots, 3 shots on goal

• Nikki Simpao: 1 goal, 11 shots, 7 shots on goal

• Kayla Copeman: 2 shots, 1 shot on goal


Goalie Comparison

Eve Hauptle (YCP): 72:50 minutes played, 3 goals against, 12 saves (Loss, 5-2)

Hannah Chapman (LC): 72:50 minutes played, 2 goals against, 8 saves (Win, 6-1)



The Spartans fall to 4-8 all-time against Lynchburg and are now 0-4 when playing in Lynchburg … senior Ali Posey continues to climb the all-time scoring chart with her two goals … Posey now has 110 points on 47 goals and 16 assists … Posey is now five points away from tying former Spartan standout April McFarland for second on the all-time scoring list … Posey passed Spartan Hall of Famer and all-time leading scorer Jaclyn Russell for second on the goal scoring list with her two goals today … Posey is now just six goals behind McFarland for the career goal scored record … junior goalie Eve Hauptle registered a season-high 12 saves in the loss … the 12 stops bested her previous season-high of eight in the season-opener against Messiah … the three goals allowed by York is their second highest mark of the year … York's 13 shots were their second-lowest total of the year (6 vs. Messiah on September 1) … the Spartans are now 1-1 in overtime this fall.


Up Next

The Spartans continue their three-game road trip on Wednesday when they head to Johns Hopkins for a non-conference contest. Game time at historic Homewood Field is set for 4:00 pm. York closes out the road trip with their Capital Athletic Conference opener on Sunday, October 1 at Wesley.