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#3 Spartans Head to #2 Salisbury for Wednesday's CAC Semifinals

#3 Spartans Head to #2 Salisbury for Wednesday's CAC Semifinals

YORK, PA – The York College field hockey squad opens their stay in the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament on Wednesday evening when the Spartans travel to Salisbury University to face the Sea Gulls in the tournament semifinals.

The Spartans enter the tournament as a third seed while the Sea Gulls earned the second seed. The match is slated for a 6:00 pm start.

 

SCOUTING THE SPARTANS

Head Coach: Katie Fost (1st Season, 12-5 overall and 4-2 in the CAC)

2017 Record: 12-5 overall, 4-2 in the CAC (Third Seed), 5-4 on the road

NFHCA National Ranking: #19

Spartan Offensive Leaders

Autumn Mallory: 38 points on 18 goals and 2 assists, 6 game-winning goals

Greta Plappert: 31 points on 14 goals and 3 assists, 1 game-winning goal

Ali Posey: 21 points on 7 goals and 7 assists, 2 game-winning goals, 2-for-3 PS

Dana Meehling: 18 points on 8 goals and 2 assists, 1 game-winning goal, 1-for-1 PS

Lindsay Nye: 17 points on 6 goals, 5 assists, 1 game-winning goal

Spartan Goaltending

Eve Hauptle: 14 games started, 887:57 minutes played, 22 goals against, 1.73 GAA, 53 saves, .707 save percentage, 11-3, 3 shutouts

Sam Keating: 8 games played, 3 starts, 322:11 minutes played, 9 goals against, 1.96 GAA, 21 saves, .700 save percentage, 1-2

Spartan Team Statistics

Games: 17

Goals Scored: 65

Goals Per Game: 3.8

Shots: 383

Shots on Goal: 249

Shots on Goal %: 65%

Assists: 31

Penalty Corners: 196

Defensive Saves: 6

Penalty Strokes: 3-for-4

Saves: 79

Goals Allowed: 31

Save Percentage: .718

Shutouts: 4

 

SCOUNTING THE SEA GULLS

Head Coach: Dawn Chamberlin (31st Season, 484-114-8, 94-6 in the CAC)

2017 Record: 11-3 overall, 5-1 in the CAC (Second Seed), 5-1 at home

NFHCA National Ranking: #6

Sea Gull Offensive Leaders

Emily Lemanski: 21 points on 8 goals and 5 assists, 2 game-winning goals

Tara Daddio: 18 points on 6 goals and 6 assists, 2 game-winning goals

Natalie Wilkinson: 15 points on 6 goals and 3 assists

Arielle Johnston: 12 points on 3 goals and six assists, 2 game-winning goals, 1-of-2 PS

Rachel Domanico: 10 points on five goals, 2 game-winning goals

Sea Gull Goaltending

Tressie Windsor: 14 game started, 957:41 minutes played, 8 goals against, 0.57 GAA, 57 saves, .864 save percentage, 11-3, 6 shutouts

Spartan Team Statistics

Games: 14

Goals Scored: 47

Goals Per Game: 3.4

Shots: 267

Shots on Goal: 249

Shots on Goal %: 65%

Assists: 25

Penalty Corners: 148

Defensive Saves: 5

Penalty Strokes: 4-for-5

Saves: 57

Goals Allowed: 8

Save Percentage: .877

Shutouts: 9

 

THE SERIES

The series has been one sided throughtout the years as Salisbury has a 32-1 all-time advantage against the Spartans. York's lone victory in the series came on October 19, 1982 when York took home a 3-2 win in York. Salisbury has won 32 straight in the series.

 

WHAT'S ON THE LINE

The winner of the semifinal match will advance to face the winner of the Christopher Newport / Mary Washington semifinal match in the CAC championship game on Saturday at the site of the highest remaining seed. The winner of the tournament earns the league's NCAA Tournament automatic bid.

 

ALL-TIME CAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

20 – Salisbury (1995, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16)

5 – Mary Washington (1991, 92, 93, 10, 12)

1 – Goucher (1994)

 

CAC TEAM RANKINGS

Shots: York 3rd, SAL 4th

Shots Per Game: York 2nd, SAL 4th

Goals: York 2nd, SAL 4th

Goals Per Game: York 2nd, SAL 4th

Assists: York 3rd, SAL 4th

Goals Against: York 4th, SAL 1st

Goals Against Average: York 4th, SAL 1st

Penalty Corners: York 1st, SAL 4th

Defensive Saves: York 5th, SAL T 6th

Total Saves: York 5th, SAL 6th

Save Percentage: York 7th, SAL 1st

 

CAC INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

Goals Scored

1. Autumn Mallory (YCP) – 18

T2. Greta Plappert (YCP) – 14

T6. Emily Lemanski (SAL) – 8

T6. Dana Meehling (YCP) – 8

T9. Ali Posey (YCP) – 7

 

Assists

T3. Beth Patrick (YCP) – 7

T3. Ali Posey (YCP) – 7

T7. Tara Daddio (SAL) – 6

T7. Arielle Johnston (SAL) – 6

T10. Emily Lemanski (SAL) – 5

 

Points

1. Autumn Malllory (YCP) – 38

3. Greta Plappert (YCP) – 31

T6. Emily Lemanski (SAL) - 21

T6. Ali Posey (YCP) – 21

 

Game Winning Goals

T1. Autumn Mallory (YCP) – 6

T6. Tara Daddio (SAL) – 2

T6. Rachel Domanico (SAL) – 2

T6. Ali Posey (YCP) – 2

 

Goalie Minutes Played

5. Tessie Windsor (SAL) – 957:41

6. Eve Hauptle (YCP) – 887:57

 

Goals Against

1. Tessie Windsor (SAL) – 8

3. Eve Hauptle (YCP) – 22

 

Goals Against Average

1. Tessie Windsor (SAL) – 0.58

4. Eve Hauptle (YCP) – 1.73

 

Saves

6. Eve Hauptle (YCP) – 53

7. Tessie Windsor (SAL) – 51

 

Save Percentage

1. Tessie Windsor (SAL) - .864

7. Eve Hauptle (YCP) - .707

 

Goalie Wins

T2. Tessie Windsor (SAL) – 11

T2. Eve Hauptle (YCP) – 11

 

WHEN WE SAW YOU LAST

The Sea Gulls recorded a 3-0 win in York on October 18 in a battle of nationally ranked teams. The Sea Gulls struck quickly in the 22nd minute as Arielle Johnston carried the ball along the left end line. She fired off an initial shot that was saved. Johnston collected the rebound and slid a nice pass to Emily Lemanski who found a slot between Spartan goalie Eve Hauptle and the left post and put home the shot for the game's opening goal. The goal was Lemanski's seventh of the year.

The second goal came after there was a scrum in front of the Spartan goal. Hauptle had stopped a loose ball but the Sea Gulls wrestled it away and the ball sat in front of the goal where Nicole Linder finished off the chance in front of an open goal for the 2-0 Sea Gull lead. The tally came a mere 1:37 later after the first Salisbury goal.

York had some first half chances as they fired three shots on goal and six overall but Salisbury goalie Tessie Windsor was up to the task in keeping the Spartan off the board. The Sea Gulls pushed the lead to 3-0 just under ten minutes into the second half off a corner play. Salisbury's Natalie Wilkinson inserted the corner pass to Johnston at the top of the circle. Johnston then slid a pass over to Camryn Dennis who one-timed a rocket into the back of the cage for her second goal of the year.

The third goal seemed to wake up the Spartan offense went on the attack as they started to press the tempo. Unfortunately for York, Windsor was up to the task as she turned the Spartans away time and time again in the final 25 minutes of the game. Windsor had six saves in the final 25 minutes of the game as she earned the shutout win.

The Spartans outshot the Gulls 17-11 including 9-8 in shots on goal but Windsor was outstanding in keeping the Green and White off the scoreboard.

 

SPARTAN TIDBITS

The Spartans are 15-25 all-time in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament including 0-8 against Salisbury … York has scored 67 goals in 40 CAC Tournament games … the Spartans are the third seed in the tournament for the first time since 2009 … York has not been higher than the third seed since 1997 when they were the second seed … York has been the third seed in the tournament nine times and have advanced to the championship match once from the third position (1996) … York has advanced to a pair of CAC Championship game (1996 and 2000) … the eight games against Salisbury in the CAC tournament is the second highest to Mary Washington (11 games) as the team York has faced most in the tournament … York has a number of Spartans who are all over the career record book led by senior Ali Posey … Posey is second all-time in points (120), second in goals (50), and tied for seventh in assists (20) … Posey is also first in shots (381), fourth in game-winning goals (12) and sixth in games started (75) … fellow senior Autumn Mallory ranks fourth in points (103), third in goals (47), and tenth in shots (199) … Mallory's ten game-winning goals ranks her tied for fifth … junior Lindsay Nye is another high-ranking player as she is seventh in points (85) and seventh in goals scored (36) … junior defender Jennifer Morrissette currently ranks third in career defensive saves (17).

 

GAME COVERAGE (Courtesy of Salisbury University)

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AccuWeather Forecast for Salisbury on Wednesday evening: Overcast, 63 degrees, real feel of 61 degrees, winds – 7 mph ESE, 0% chance of precipitation.