FROSTBURG, MD – The York College field hockey closed out their 2018 regular season with a 6-1 Capital Athletic Conference win at Frostburg State University on Thursday afternoon. The Spartans also had a big milestone as senior Lindsay Nye became the fifth Spartan in school history to reach 100 career point as she had a goal and two assists in the victory.
Final Score: York (Pa.) 6 – Frostburg State 1
Records: York 10-7 (4-1 CAC), FSU 2-16 (0-5 CAC)
Shots: York 25, FSU 6
Shots on Goal: York 19, FSU 2
Penalty Corners: York 14, FSU 2
Saves: York 1, FSU 13
How It Happened:
• The Spartans' made it 2-0 with a historic goal as Nye scored off a pass from Meghan Heary. The goal gave Nye her 100th career point as she joined an exclusive group of five in Spartan history.
• Nye returned the favor for Heary just under two minutes later as Heary finished off a Nye pass to put York up 3-0 with her fourth goal of the year. The Spartans took that 3-0 lead to the half as they outshot Frostburg 12-2 while they also held a 6-1 bulge in penalty corners.
• York made it 4-0 a mere 40 seconds into the second half as Plappert notched her second goal of the game. Freshman Sam Collis recorded her fifth goal of the year as Heary notched her second assist of the day. Collis' goal came less than eight minutes into the second half.
• The Bobcats spoiled the shutout with 5:16 left in the game as Ashleigh Myers scored on a Taylor Hackett pass off a penalty corner to get the Bobcats on the board.
• The Spartans closed out the scoring with 2:48 left in regulation as Dana Meehling found the back of the cage for her ninth goal of the year. Heary earned her third goal of the game on Meehling's goal.
Meghan Heary: 2 goals, 3 assists, 7 points, 5 shots on goal
Lindsay Nye: 1 goal, 2 assists, 5 shots, 3 shots on goal
Greta Plappert: 1 goal, 5 shots, 3 shots on goal
Dana Meehling: 1 goal, 3 shots, 2 shots on goal
Sam Collis: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal
Ashleigh Myers: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal
Taylor Hackett: 1 assist
Holly Van Wie: 3 shots, 1 shot on goal
Sam Keating (YCP): 43:46 minutes played, 0 goals allowed, 0 saves (Win, 10-7)
Eve Hauptle (YCP): 26:14 minutes played, 1 goal allowed, 1 save
Sierra Smizer (FSU): 70:00 minutes played, 6 goals allowed, 13 saves (Loss, 2-16)
York has now won five straight matches against Frostburg as the Spartans improve to 14-5 all-time in the series … the match is the last time the two teams will meet as conference foes as the Bobcats are heading to NCAA Division II next season … Senior Lindsay Nye became the fifth Spartan in school history to reach 100 career points with her goal at the 13:53 mark of the first half … Nye got her 98th point on an assist on the Spartans' first goal at the 3:01 mark … Nye joins Athletic Hall of Famer Jaclyn Russell (136 points), All-American Ali Posey (120), April McFarland (115), and Autumn Mallory (107) in the 100 career point club … Nye has 42 goals and 17 points during her Spartan career … Nye ranks fifth in all-time goals for the Green and White … junior Greta Plappert notched a pair of goals as she now has a career-high 16 goals and five assists for 37 points … Plappert's 37 points ranks her tenth on the single-season list … Plappert's 16 goals ties her for seventh on the single-season goals list, three back of Autumn Mallory who netted 19 last fall … Plappert now has a team-high three game-winning goals for the year ... the Spartans had previously secured the two seed in the upcoming CAC tournament but the win gave them sole possession of second as they finished 4-1 in league play.
The Spartans will host the winner of the CAC first round game between Christopher Newport and Frostburg State in Wednesday's CAC semifinals at Kinsley Field. The game time will be determined on Monday, October 29. The CNU/FSU game will be played on Sunday in Newport News, Virginia.