Spartan Defense Stands Tall in 2-0 Win at Dickinson

Sam Collis photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Sam Collis photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

CARLISLE, PA – The York College field hockey squad earned their first win of the year as they blanked Dickinson College 2-0 on a steamy Wednesday afternoon in Carlisle, PA. The Spartans earned their first win via their first shutout as they beat Dickinson for the fourth straight time in the series.


Match #2

Final Score: York 2 – Dickinson 0

Records: York 1-1, Dickinson 0-3

Shots: York 9, Dickinson 13

Shots on Goal: York 8, Dickinson 6

Penalty Corners: York 4, Dickinson 9

Defensive Saves: York 1, Dickinson 0

Saves: York 5, Dickinson 6


How It Happened:

• The Spartans fired off the first shot of the game in the third minute but the Red Devils came right back at the Spartans. Dickinson fired off four shots with two penalty corners in the next four minutes but York goalie Sam Keating recorded a save while the defense blocked a pair of shots to keep Dickinson off the board.

• York went on an offensive spurt of their own three minutes later as York got two corners and four shots. Meghan Heary had back-to-back shots only to have Dickinson goalie Heather Meeder record a pair of saves. Dana Meehling added another shot on goal 40 seconds later but Meeder again recorded the stop.

• The following 15 minutes of the game saw the two teams play in the middle of the field as neither could get any sustained offensive thrust. That finally changed for York in the 31st minute as Meehling dished a pass to freshman Sam Collis who finished off the chance for the 1-0 Spartan lead. The goal is Collis' first collegiate tally.

• The first half stats were very even as both teams had seven shots. York put six chances on target to just three for the Red Devils.

• Offensive opportunities were limited for both teams in the second half as the first 20 minutes of the second half. Each team had just one shot. Fortunately for York, they made the most of their one attempt as Lindsay Nye finished off a pass from Amanda Boclair for the 2-0 Spartan lead.

• After the York goal, the Dickinson became more aggressive defensively as they had the Green and White pinned in the Spartans defensive third. York got a huge defensive play from sophomore Julea Truskey in the 63rd minute as she recorded her second defensive save of the year, clearing a shot off the line to keep Dickinson off the board.


Spartan Leaders

Sam Collis: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal

Dana Meehling: 1 assist, 2 shots on goal

Lindsay Nye: 1 goal, 3 shots on goal

Amanda Boclair: 1 assist


Red Devil Leaders

Marie Laverdiere: 5 shots, 2 shots on goal

Hannah Spiri: 2 shots, 1 shot on goal

Chelsea Kramer: 2 shots, 1 shot on goal


Goalie Comparison

Sam Keating (YCP): 70 minutes played, 0 goals against, 5 saves (Win, 1-1)

Heather Meeder (DC): 70 minutes played, 2 goals against, 6 saves (Loss, 0-3)


Game Notes:

York is 24-15-4 all-time against the Red Devils as they have won four straight … the last three games in the series prior to today were all one goal decisions with two of the Spartan wins coming in overtime … the last time York was in Dickinson, senior Lindsay Nye set a school record with five goals including the game-winner in overtime … the goal for Nye in the win was her 89th career point … All-CAC and All-Region forward Greta Plappert made her season debut after missing most of the preseason and the first game with an injury … All-CAC defender Jennifer Morrissette also made her 2018 debut after missing the Messiah game due to injury … sophomore Julea Truskey now has two defensive saves in the first two games for York … the shutout for Sam Keating was her first career clean sheet on her first win of the campaign.


Up Next:

The Spartans return to action on Saturday afternoon as they head to Shenandoah University to face the Hornets in a non-conference contest. The game is scheduled for a 1:00 pm start.