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#5 Spartans Roll to Fifth Straight Win

Hunter Davis photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith
Hunter Davis photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith

ST. MARY'S CITY, MD – The fifth-ranked York College Spartans kept rolling as they downed St. Mary's College 19-9 in a Capital Athletic Conference contest on Saturday afternoon in St. Mary's City, Maryland. The Spartans have won five straight including their first two conference contests.


Game #12

Records: #5 York (Pa.) 11-1 (2-0 CAC), St. Mary's (Md.) 8-5 (1-1 CAC)

Final Score: York 19, SMC 9

Shots: York 52, SMC 2

Shots on Goal: York 31, SMC 14

Ground Balls: York 43, SMC 18

Face Off Wins: York 23, SMC 8

Clears: York 18-for-22, SMC 19-for-21

Saves: York 5, SMC 12

Turnovers: York 15, SMC 15

Penalties: York 0-for-0:00, SMC 3-for-2:30

Extra Man: York 1-for-3, SMC 0-for-0


How It Happened

• The Green and White got off to a quick start as they scored four of the first five goals of the game. Brad Casale, Dylan Wolf, Hunter Davis, and Gunnar Reynolds each scored for the Spartans as they took the early 4-1 lead. St. Mary's scored two of the final three goals for the very offensive first quarter as York took a 5-3 lead to the second.

• York took control of the game in the second quarter as they outscored the Seahawks 5-0 in the period to take a 10-3 lead to the half. Davis scored a pair of goals in the quarter while Wolf, Reynolds, and Thomas Pfeiffer recorded goals in the quarter for the Green and White. The Spartan defense held the Seahawks to just five second quarter shots. York won all six of the second quarter face offs to keep the ball out of the St. Mary's sticks.

• The Spartan offense exploded for seven third quarter goals. York started the quarter with a four goal run. St. Mary's scored two straight and then York ripped off three more to push the lead to 17-5. Jake Hvazda and Pfeiffer each scored twice in the quarter while Wolf, Brendan McGrath, and Davis all scored for York in the third quarter.

• St. Mary's outscored York 3-2 in the fourth but at that point it was academic as the Spartans picked up their 11th win of the year.


Spartan Leaders

Hunter Davis: 4 goals, 3 assists, 1 ground ball

Thomas Pfeiffer: 4 goals, 2 assists, 3 ground balls

Dylan Wolf: 3 goals, 1 assist

Jake Hvazda: 2 goals, 3 assists

Ryan Kennedy: 2 ground balls, 3 caused turnovers

Billy Sasso: 14-of-15 at the X, 12 ground balls

Tyler Nation: 5 ground balls, 1-for-1 at the X


Seahawk Leaders

Jude Brown: 2 goals, 2 assists, 2 ground balls

Max Groen: 2 goals, 1 assist

Eric Wuesthoff: 2 goals

Jeremiah Clemmer: 1 assist, 3 ground balls

Dominic Venanzi: 1 goal, 2 caused turnovers


Goalie Comparison

Jack Michael (YCP): 45:00 minutes played, 6 goals against, 2 saves (Win, 11-1)

Jordan Hickman (YCP): 15:00 minutes played, 3 goals against, 3 saves

Ross Snodderly (SMC): 45:00 minutes played, 17 goals against (Loss, 7-5)

Kyrie Preis (SMC): 15:00 minutes played, 2 goals against, 4 saves  


Game Notes:

The Spartans have won seven straight in the series but still trail the Seahawks 15-10 in the all-time series … the Spartans scored a season-high 19 goals in the win … York dished out 12 assists, tying their second-highest total of the year … York fired off 52 shots and that's the fourth game with 50 or more shots … York put 31 shots on cage, their fourth game with at least 30 shots on target … after being held to six goals by #2 RIT, the Spartans have averaged 13.6 goals per game during their five game win streak … York did not commit a penalty in the game for the first time this year … the Spartans won a season-high 23 face offs including senior Billy Sasso capturing 14-of-15 faces offs in the game … York had a season-low five saves in cage … senior Hunter Davis tied his season-high with four goals while his seven points was a season-high … senior Thomas Pfeiffer tied his season-high with four goals while his six points were his second-highest total of the season … Pfeiffer passed former Spartan great Andrew Gamble for second on the all-time points list as he now has 226 points on 141 career goals and 85 assists … Davis is now one point short of becoming the fourth Spartan to reach 200 career points as he sits at 199 points (141 goals and 58 assists) … Pfeiffer and Davis remain tied for third on the all-time goal scoring list at 141 each as they both trail Gamble for second by nine goals … Sasso finished one ground ball short of tying his career high (13 vs. Lynchburg on March 2).


Up Next

The Spartans return home on Wednesday night to host Frostburg State in a Capital Athletic Conference contest. Game time is set for 7:00 pm at Kinsley Field.