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Busy Wednesday Awaits to Close out Fall Regular Seasons

Photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

YORK, PA-- York College athletics looks forward to a big week as multiple teams play their regular season finales in anticipation of the upcoming Capital Athletic Conference tournament starting this weekend. Both soccer teams and field hockey go back on the road for their games, while volleyball hosts the only home game this week.


Volleyball (14-15, 3-6 CAC)

The York College volleyball team looks to get back on track before the conference tournament this week as they host conference opponent Mary Washington University in their regular season finale.

The two played previously this season which saw Mary Washington on top 3-0. Kierstin Grove led the Spartans in this match with seven kills and three blocks, while Mary Washington's Savannah Powers had 13 kills.

The Spartans have played 29 matches thus far, and are averaging 10.58 kills per set, while hitting .133%. Junior Tyler Williams leads the team with 191 kills, while Abby Diehl leads the team with 527 assists. Junior Emily Pupo has been key for the Spartans as well, leading the team with 393 digs.

Mary Washington has a record of 13-12, and are looking to add onto their two game winning streak. The Eagles last played on Saturday, as they beat Lynchburg 3-1. The Eagles average over 12 kills a set while hitting .228%. Savannah Powers leads the team with 293 kills, averaging .293 kills per set.

The match is set to begin at 7:00 at Charles Wolf Gymnasium.


Women's Soccer (7-11, 4-5 CAC)

The women's soccer team travels to conference opponent Mary Washington University on Wednesday for their regular season finale.

The two played previously this season on 10/12/19, which saw York on top 1-0. The lone goal was scored by senior Ally Badman in the 51st minute off an assist from Jenna Cholowinski. Goalkeeper Cat McCarty recorded nine saves, as Mary Washington outshot York 15-4.

The Spartans have scored 26 goals in 18 games this year, averaging just under 1.5 goals a game. They are doing this on about 10 shots a game, shooting .142% on the season.

Senior captain Natalie McCarthy has been exceptional for the Spartans this season totaling 16 points so far, while leading the team in goals scored (6),  and assists (4).

Mary Washington comes into the contest with a record of 7-10 after beating St. Mary's 2-0 last Saturday. Brielle Mitchell leads the team in goals scored with five, and in assists with four. The Eagles have scored 28 goals in 17 games, averaging 13.5 shots per game.

The game is set to begin on Wednesday at 3:00 in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Men's Soccer (8-7-2, 4-5 CAC)

The York College men's soccer team also travels to conference opponent Mary Washington University on Wednesday to take on the Eagles in their last regular season game.

In the two's meeting earlier this year, the Spartan's came out on top 1-0 on a goal from senior Marc Murgo in the 78th minute off an assist from Ethan LLoyd. Both teams recorded 10 shots, and each goalkeeper had three saves in the contest.

The Spartans have scored 26 goals in 17 games, averaging them 1.53 goals per contest. The team averages 15 shots per match, shooting .102% on the season.

Junior Zion Friday leads the team with 17 points as he has eight goals scored and an assist so far this season. Senior forward Keith Wittherell leads the team with four assists.

Mary Washington enters the game with a record of 11-3-3, and sits at second place in the conference. The Eagles last played against St. Mary's on Saturday where they tied 2-2. The Eagles have been led by midfielder Jacob Lovinger who has totaled six goals and three assists, as well as Gabriel Soriano who has scored five goals, and seven assists. The team has scored 38 goals in 17 games, scoring over 2.2 goals a game on 15 shots.

The match is set to begin at 3:30 at Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.


Field Hockey (9-8, 2-2 CAC)

The field hockey squad plays their last game of the 2019 season on Wednesday as they travel to Salisbury University for a conference matchup.

This is their first matchup this season. The Spartans last played on Saturday at home as they lost to Christopher Newport 5-1. Sam Collis scored the only goal for the Spartans as they were outshot 13-5 on goal.

The Spartans have scored 37 goals in 17 games this season, leaving them at 2.2 goals per game. The team averages 14.3 shots per game, and has a .153 shot percentage on the season.

Freshman Abby Piotrowski leads the team with 19 points, scoring seven goals while totaling five assists. Another freshman, forward Hannah Huffman, has scored six goals while adding three assists to total her 15 points on the season.

Salisbury comes into the match with a record of 15-1 while riding an eight game winning streak as they are ranked third in the country. The Sea Gulls last beat Southern Virginia University on Saturday, 6-0. The Sea Gulls have scored 61 goals this season, averaging 3.8 goals a game while shooting .18%. The team is led by senior midfielder Arielle Johnston. Johnston has 29 points this season totaling 10 goals, and nine assists thus far.

The match is set to begin Wednesday at 6:00 in Salisbury, Maryland.


Weekly Preview written by Bailey Doan - Athletic Communications Student Intern