YORK, PA – The eighth-ranked York College Spartans picked up their third straight win as the Spartans downed St. Mary's College 16-7 in a Capital Athletic Conference contest on Saturday in York. Prior to the game the Spartans celebrated their six seniors with their 2019 Senior Day ceremonies.
Final Score: #8 York (Pa.) 16, St. Mary's (Md.) 7
Records: York (Pa.) 8-4 (2-0 CAC), SMC 7-6 (1-1 CAC)
Shots: York 45, SMC 26
Shots on Goal: York 31, SMC 22
Ground Balls: York 17, SMC 11
Turnovers: York 10, SMC 9
Clears: York 17-for-20, SMC 19-for-20
Draw Controls: York 18, SMC 7
Free Position Shots: York 4-for-13, SMC 1-for-8
Saves: York 15, SMC 15
Fouls: York 23, SMC 26
How It Happened:
• The Spartans opened the scoring just 1:12 into the game as Devin Hursey registered a free position goal to give York the early lead. Regan Cook made it 2-0 with a goal off a Jordan Conley pass 1:38 after Hursey's opening strike.
• St. Mary's scored three of the next four goals of the game to tie the score at three less than ten minutes into the game. The Spartans went on a six goal spurt that covered a seven-minute stretch to push out to a 9-3 lead with 11:55 remaining in the half. Hursey scored three goals on the run as the Green and White opened up some breathing room.
• The Seahawks scored the final two goals of the half to trim the Spartan half time lead to 9-5. The final goal of the half clearly ricocheted off the cross bar but was inexplicably called a goal for Ali Collie as St. Mary's cut the lead to four goals. The Spartans outshot the Seahawks 23-12 in the first half while they also won 14 of the 15 draws in the half.
• The Spartans opened the second half by scoring the first six goals of the stanza to blow the game open. Cook scored two goals on the run while Caitlin Rankin, Chloe MacDonald, Teresa Matthias, and Madison Marciniak also scored as York pushed the lead to 15-5 with 12 minutes left in the game. The Seahawks tallied a pair of goals in the final 11 minutes but Marciniak closed out the scoring with her second goal of the game with 46 seconds left in the game.
Devin Hursey: 5 goals, 2 assists, 2 ground balls, 1 draw control, 2-for-2 FPS
Regan Cook: 4 goals, 4 ground balls
Madison Marciniak: 2 goals, 1-for-2 FPS
Caitlin Rankin: 2 goals, 1 assist, 2 ground balls, 1-for-2 FPS
Claudia DiVenti: 9 draw controls
Nicole Clauter: 5 draw controls
Alyssa Rankin: 2 caused turnovers, 1 ground ball
Ali Collie: 3 goals, 1 ground ball, 1 caused turnover
Caitlin Katchmar: 2 goals, 1-for-4 FPS
Katie Bartholomew: 1 goal, 1 draw control, 0-for-2 FPS
Stephanie Heffron: 2 draw controls, 1 caused turnover
Abby Smith (YCP): 60:00 minutes played, 7 goals allowed, 15 saves (Win, 8-4)
Emma Brown (SMC): 53:32 minutes played, 16 goals against, 12 saves (Loss, 7-6)
Aimee Uibel (SMC): 7:28 minutes played, 0 goals against, 3 saves
The Spartans take the lead in the all-time series as York now holds a 9-8 advantage as they have won three straight in the series … the Spartans played without the services of leading scorer Meghan Fox who missed the game due to an academic commitment … the Spartans reached double figures in scoring for the 11th time in 12 games this year … York attempted a season-high 13 free position attempts … York won 18 draw controls, their second highest total of the year … York tied their season low as they had just 10 turnovers in the game … the contest was very clean as there was just a combined 19 turnovers in the game … York had a season-low three caused turnovers … York fired off a season-high 45 shots as they put 31 on cage … York recorded a season-high 68.2% save percentage with 15 saves in 22 SMC shots on goal … junior Devin Hursey set a new career-high with five goals in the win … Hursey also had two assists as she draws closer to the career record currently held by Kim Wayson … Hursey is now four assists away from tying Wayson for the school record of 70 … freshman Teresa Matthias scored her first collegiate goal when she scored with 16:56 left in the second half … senior Claudia DiVenti set a new career-high with nine draw controls in the win … senior Abby Smith recorded a career-high 15 saves in the win, that's the seventh most single-game save total in school history … prior to the game the Spartans honored their six seniors as Nicole Clauter, Caitlin Rankin, Alyssa Rankin, DiVenti, Skye Slater, and Smith are now 51-20 during their Spartan careers including 22-4 in CAC play.
The Spartans head out on the road on Wednesday for their final trip to Frostburg State as Capital Athletic Conference opponents. The first draw against the Bobcats is set for 6:00 pm in Frostburg, Maryland.