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Women's Lacrosse Gets Balanced Effort in Downing #10 Cardinals

Hayley McCormick photo courtesy of Fred Maurer Photography
Hayley McCormick photo courtesy of Fred Maurer Photography

YORK, PA – The York College women's lacrosse team put together another strong effort as they bested #10 Catholic University 12-9 in a non-conference showdown on Wednesday afternoon in York. The Spartans have now won two straight after dropping three straight against top five opponents towards the end of March.  


Game #11

Final Score: #8 York (Pa.) 12, #10 Catholic 9

Records: York (Pa.) 7-4, CUA 7-3

Shots: York 27, CUA 23

Shots on Goal: York 23, CUA 18

Ground Balls: York 16, CUA 18

Turnovers: York 15, CUA 18

Clears: York 21-for-24, CUA 16-for-19

Draw Controls: York 16, CUA 6

Free Position Shots: York 1-for-2, CUA 1-for-6

Saves: York 9, CUA 11


How It Happened:

• The Cardinals got off to a great start as they opened the scoring as Anna Maupin found the back of the net 2:44 into the game to give Catholic the early lead. Hayley McCormick tied the game exactly five minutes later with her first goal of the game.

• Catholic recorded the next two goals to take a short-lived 3-1 lead. York responded with a trio of goals as Meghan Fox, Devin Hursey and McCormick gave York a 4-3 lead with 12:22 left in the first half. Maupin notched her second goal of the game, knotting the score at four with 9:41 left in the stanza.

• York closed out the first half with a three-goal flurry to push out to a 7-4 lead. Caitlin Rankin scored twice and Fox scored with just 24 seconds left in the half to give York the three-goal lead. Spartan goalie Abby Smith made a big one-on-one save with six seconds left in the half to preserve the three-goal lead.

• The Spartans continued to carry the play to open the second half as York scored three of the first four goals of the second half to push out to a 10-5 lead with 19:04 remaining in the game. McCormick scored the first goal of the run while Fox scored back-to-back goals to give York the five-goal advantage.

• The teams took turns scoring over the next 11 minutes as the Spartan led 12-7. The Cardinals closed the gap with a pair of goals in the last five minutes to provide for the final 12-9 score.


Spartan Leaders:

Meghan Fox: 5 goals, 2 ground balls

Caitlin Rankin: 3 goals, 1 assist, 1 ground ball, 1-for-1 FPS, 3 caused turnovers

Hayley McCormick: 3 goals, 1 assist, 1 draw control

Devin Hursey: 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 ground ball, 1 caused turnover

Nicole Clauter: 6 draw controls, 3 ground balls, 1 caused turnover

Claudia DiVenti: 6 draw controls, 2 ground balls, 3 caused turnover


Cardinal Leaders:

Anna Maupin: 2 goals, 1 assist

Jess Lyons: 2 goals, 1 ground ball, 1 draw control, 1-for-2 FPS, 1 caused turnover

Ally Criscuolo: 2 goals, 3 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers

Katie Sherry: 2 goals, 1 ground ball, 1 draw control

Erin Dugan: 4 ground balls, 3 draw controls


Goalie Comparison

Abby Smith (YCP): 60:00 minutes played, 9 goals against, 9 saves (Win, 7-4)

Nanci Hernandez (CUA): 60:00 minutes played, 12 goals against, 11 saves (Loss, 6-1)



The Spartans approved to 7-4 in the series against the Cardinals as they have won two straight in the series … York has won four of the last five in the series … York reached double figures in goals in 10 of their 11 games … the Spartans held a 16-6 edge in draw controls in the win as they now have a 155-103 advantage in draw controls for the year … York forced 10 caused turnovers as they now have four games with double figures in caused turnovers … senior Claudia DiVenti moved up to eighth place on the all-time draw control list as she now has 110 for her career … junior Meghan Fox now has 40 goals for the second time in her career after she scored 57 as a sophomore … Fox leads the team with 49 points while Devin Hursey is second with 37 points on 16 goals and 21 assists … Fox is tied for second in the CAC in goals scored … Hursey is second on the all-time assists list as she trails all-time leader Kim Wayson (70 assists) by six assists … Hursey is fifth in the CAC in assists … senior Nicole Clauter continues to lead the CAC in draw controls with 68 while she fourth in ground balls (37) and sixth in caused turnovers (18) ... junior captain Hayley McCormick tied her career-high with three goals ... McCormick set her career-high in the win over Christopher Newport ... McCormick has tied her career-high with 21 points, matching her total from last year. 


Up Next

The Spartans continue their two-game home stand by hosting St. Mary's College in a Capital Athletic Conference contest. The Spartans will honor their six seniors prior to the game as part of their 2019 Senior Day Ceremony. The ceremony is scheduled to start at 12:50 followed by first draw shortly after 1:00 pm.