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Spartans Blank Knights to Open CAC Play

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

YORK, PA – The York College field hockey team opened Capital Athletic Conference play with an 8-0 win over Southern Virginia on Senior Day at Kinsley Field. The Spartans celebrated their three seniors prior to the opening game of the Capital Athletic Conference campaign.  


Match #13

Final Score: York 8, Southern Virginia 0

Records: York 8-5 (1-0 CAC), SVU 0-11 (0-1 CAC)

Shots: York 39, SVU 0

Shots on Goal: York 22, SVU 0

Penalty Corners: York 21, SVU 0

Defensive Saves: York 0, SVU 0

Saves: York 0, SVU 14


How It Happened:

• The Spartans got things rolling early as they scored the game's opening goal a mere 59 seconds into the game. Meghan Heary fed a ball into the circle from the top and Hannah Huffman tipped home the pass for the 1-0 Spartan lead. It wouldn't take York long to add to the lead as Sam Collis tipped in a loose ball off a rebound 11:40 left in the opening quarter to make it 2-0. Freshman Abby Piotrowski made it 3-0 just 32 seconds later as Reese Hardman hit a pass from the right wing into the circle where Piotrowski finished off the chance for a goal. Kristin Varilla made it 4-0 with 3:30 remaining in the first quarter with a goal off a pass from Amanda Boclair.

• York added to the lead in the second quarter as they recorded three goals in the first seven minutes of the period. Collis notched a second goal followed by a second Piotrowski goal to make it 6-0. Freshman Carrie Shuey made it 7-0 with her goal off a pass from Sarah Burton.

• York did not score in the third quarter despite firing off eight shots, many coming off their 10 penalty corners.

• The Spartans closed out the scoring with a single goal in the fourth quarter as Julea Truskey tapped home a shot on the back post off a penalty corner with just over five minutes left in the game.


Spartan Leaders

Abby Piotrowski: 2 goals, 4 shots, 3 shots on goal

Sam Collis: 2 goals, 4 shots, 3 shots on goal

Hannah Huffman: 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 shots, 1 shot on goal

Carrie Shuey: 1 goal, 1 assist, 8 shots, 5 shots on goal

Julea Truskey: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal

Kristin Varilla: 1 goal, 2 shots, 1 shot on goal

Amanda Boclair: 1 assist, 8 shots, 4 shots on goal

Meghan Heary: 1 assist, 4 shots, 2 shots on goal

Sarah Burton: 1 assist


Knight Leaders

No Offensive Leaders


Goalie Comparison

Sam Keating (YCP): 30:00 minutes played, 0 goals allowed, 0 saves (Win, 4-1)

Kaitlyn Wallace (YCP): 30:00 minutes played, 0 goals allowed, 0 saves

Kyla Nase (SVU): 60:00 minutes played, 8 goals allowed, 14 saves (Loss, 0-11)


Game Notes:

This is the first meeting between the two programs as Southern Virginia is a first-year varsity team … the eight goals ties the high water goal mark under head coach Katie Fost, matching the eight York hung on Stevenson on October 4, 2017 … the Spartans fired off a season-high 39 shots in the win while the also had a season-high six assists … York also recorded a season-high 21 penalty corners … York did not surrender a shot in the win … the Spartans had a number of career firsts and highs in the win … sophomore Sarah Burton had her first career assist … sophomore Sam Collis had a career-high four points on two goals in the win … freshman Reese Hardman notched her first career assist … freshman Abby Piotrowski tallied a career-high four points on her career-high two goals … freshman Carrie Shuey had a career-high three points on her first career goal and second career assist … senior Sam Keating played the first half and lowered her goals against average to 0.59 for the season as she played 30 scoreless minutes in goal … Keating now has 15 career wins for the Spartans … the Spartans honored their three seniors prior to the match … Meghan Heary, Amanda Boclair, and Sam Keating have combined to lead York to 43 victories (43-25) over the last four years including 13 (13-5) CAC wins.


Up Next:

The Spartans head out on the road for a strong test as they head to Grantham, PA to face the Messiah College Falcons on Wednesday night. The Falcons are ranked 12th in the NFHCA Coaches Poll. Game time is slated for 7:00 pm on Wednesday evening.