ST. MARY'S CITY, MD – The Spartan field hockey squad opened up their conference schedule with an impressive 4-0 road victory over the St. Mary's Seahawks on a warm Tuesday afternoon in St. Mary's City.
Final Score: York 4 – St. Mary's 0
Records: York 7-5, 1-0, St. Mary's 5-5, 0-1
Shots: York 19, St. Mary's 11
Shots on Goal: York 9, St. Mary's 6
Penalty Corners: York 10, St. Mary's 6
How It Happened:
• It only took the Spartans 2:15 to crack the Seahawk defense when Greta Plappert rebounded her own shot pushing the ball passed the goalkeeper giving York an early 1-0 advantage.
• The York offense continued rolling at the 15:29 mark as Emily Shilling passed the ball towards the far post and Sam Collis was on the spot and slapped the pass into the back of the net for a 2-0 lead.
• With only 57 seconds remaining in the first stanza, the Spartans earned a penalty corner and Julea Truskey and Dana Meehling picked up assists on the play to find Greta Plappert who picked up her second goal of the half and giving York a 3-0 lead into the break.
• York added one more goal halfway through the second half when Emily Shilling placed a sharp-angled shot into the far corner of the goal off a pass from Mathilde Govers and the defense held strong anchored by six saves from Sam Keating to earn the 4-0 conference win.
Greta Plappert: 2 goals, 4 shots on goal, 6 shots
Emily Shilling: 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 shot on goal, 2 shots
Sam Collis: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal, 1 shot
Dana Meehling: 1 assist, 2 shots
Julea Truskey: 1 assist
Mathilde Govers: 1 assist
Gabrielle Corder: 3 shots on goal, 4 shots
Courtney Mellon: 1 shot on goal, 3 shots
Alyssa Demski: 1 shot on goal, 2 shots
Sam Keating(YCP): 70 minutes, 0 goals against, 6 saves (Win, 7-5)
Jodie Baris (SMC): 70 minutes, 4 goals against, 4 saves (Loss, 5-4)
York is now 23-10-0 against the Seahawks … this is the seventh consecutive win in the series for the Spartans … York has now won four straight games including two consecutive shutouts … Greta Plappert tallied her team-leading eighth goal after scoring twice today, also giving her a team-high 20 points on the season … Sam Collis recorded her second goal in the last three games in the win … Emily Shilling also tallied her second goal on the year … Sam Keating recorded her second straight shutout and fourth of the season … the Spartan defense is only allowing one goal per game while scoring an average of 3.25 goals per game over the four-game winning streak … York is now 3-2 on the road this season.
The Spartans return home on Saturday to take on the Christopher Newport Captains in another CAC showdown. Start time scheduled for 11:00 am at Kinsley Field.