GETTYSBURG, PA – The top-ranked Gettysburg College women's lacrosse team used a nine goal second half to pull away from #7 York College 15-10 in a key regional tilt in Gettysburg on Wednesday. The Bullets outscored the Spartans 9-5 in ther second half to stay perfect on the year.
Final Score: #7 York (Pa.) 10, #1 Gettysburg 15
Records: York (Pa.) 5-2, GC 6-0
Shots: York 27, GC 33
Shots on Goal: York 19, GC 24
Ground Balls: York 11, GC 14
Turnovers: York 9, GC 9
Clears: York 13-for-15, GC 17-for-19
Draw Controls: York 13, GC 14
Free Position Shots: York 0-1, GC 4-for-7
Saves: York 9, GC 9
How It Happened:
• The Spartans got off to a fast start in the game as they raced out to a 5-1 lead just under 20 minutes into the game. Junior All-American Meghan Fox scored four of the five goals for the Spartans. The Bullets answered with a dominating final ten minutes of the first half. Gettysburg scored five straight goals as Steph Colson netted a natural hat trick to kick off the scoring barrage. Bri Stokes notched a man-up goal followed by a Liz Barr goal that gave the Bullets a 6-5 lead with eight seconds left in the first half.
• The Spartans got goals from Hayley McCormick and Regan Cook to take a 7-6 lead 4:39 into the second half. Colson tied the game 30 seconds later but the Spartans got another Cook goal with 22:59 left in the game. The Bullets then seized control of the game with another five goal spurt that turned the one-goal Spartan lead into a four-goal Bullet advantage. The spurt was started by a pair of man-up goals as the Gettysburg lead would not fall below three the rest of the way. Courtney Patterson scored three of the five goals on the game-changing spurt.
• Fox halted the run with her fifth goal of the game but Gettysburg scored three of the final four goals of the game to provide for the final five-goal margin.
Meghan Fox: 5 goals, 1 assist, 4 draw controls, 1 caused turnover
Regan Cook: 2 goals, 1 draw control, 1 caused turnover
Caitlin Rankin: 2 goals, 1 assist, 1 ground ball, 1 caused turnover
Nicole Clauter: 5 ground balls, 4 draw controls, 1 caused turnover
Alyssa Rankin: 4 ground balls
Courtney Patterson: 4 goals, 3 assists, 2 ground balls, 2 draw controls
Steph Colson: 4 goals, 1 assist, 2 ground balls, 7 draw controls
Kerry McKeever: 2 goals, 1 assist, 4 draw controls
Bri Stokes: 2 goals, 1 ground ball, 1 caused turnover
Abby Smith (YCP): 60:00 minutes played, 15 goals against, 9 saves (Loss, 5-2)
Bailey Pilder (GC): 60:00 minutes played, 10 goals against, 9 saves (Win, 6-0)
The Spartans fall to 2-5 all-time against the Bullets … the Spartans knocked off the Bullets, who were ranked second at the time, 14-12, at Kinsley Field, April 20 … the loss snapped the Spartans' season-high three game win streak … York has reached double figures in goals in all seven games of the year … York failed to score on a free position shot for the first time this year … the Spartans had a season-low 11 ground balls in the loss … the Spartans committed a season-low nine turnovers … York also had a season-low four caused turnovers … senior Nicole Clauter is now five draw controls away from tying Leah Schultz's all-time record of 264 career draw controls .. Clauter is now tied for fourth in all-time caused turnovers with 76 … junior Meghan Fox now has 149 career points on 122 goals and 27 assists … her 149 points ranks her fourth on the all-time list while her 122 goals are also fourth all-time.
The Spartans return home on Saturday to face yet another nationally ranked opponent as #3 Washington & Lee comes to Kinsley Field for a non-conference contest. First draw is scheduled for 12:00 pm in York.