The York College women's lacrosse team advanced to the championship game of the 2012 Capital Athletic Conference Tournament after registering a 9-6 semifinal victory against Mary Washington on Tuesday.
The Spartans, who are ranked No. 11 in NCAA Division III, extended their overall record to 14-3. The 14th win sets a new program record for victories in a single season. The Eagles, ranked No. 13 in Division III, dropped to 13-4.
Kim Wayson and Kerri Nicolich each posted three goals for York, while Leah Schultz tallied twice. Erica Mulford added one goal. Kelsey Evans earned five saves to get the win in goal. Schultz notched a game-high six draw controls.
The Spartans will now make their first-ever trip to the CAC Tournament championship game. York is slated to travel to Maryland's Eastern Shore to take on No. 1 Salisbury on Saturday at a time to be determined. Salisbury topped No. 19 Stevenson 9-4 in the other semifinal.
OTHER YORK COLLEGE NOTES
MORAN PITCHES BASEBALL TEAM TO WIN: Senior right-hander Tommy Moran pitched eight solid innings, allowing just one earned run, for his sixth win of the season as York College scored once in each of its last two at bats in a 6-4 non-conference baseball victory at Montclair State. Designated hitter Derek Pitzer and first baseman Nic Long drove in two runs apiece as the Spartans moved to within a game of the .500 mark at 18-19. Montclair State fell to 23-12. Brandon Ullom came on in the ninth and allowed a two-out runner before retiring the next hitter for his ninth save. Moran (6-2) struck out four, walked one and allowed eight hits. Drew Frankenfield and Justin Cohen had two hits apiece for the Spartans.
MEN'S TENNIS TEAM SEES SEASON END: The York College men's tennis team saw its 2011-2012 campaign come to an end on Tuesday, falling to Mary Washington, 9-0, in the semifinal round of the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament in Fredericksburg, Va. Mary Washington is ranked No. 25 in NCAA Division III. The Spartans concluded the season at 11-8, while the Eagles improved to 14-12 and moved on to the league championship match. The loss ended the careers of seniors Philip Myers and James Villari. Myers posted a 13-8 singles record this season and he finished his career at 29-15. Villari closed out his time with the Spartans having posted a career-high 10 wins this season.
ROWLANDS HONORED BY CAC: Dover's Laura Rowlands has been named the Capital Athletic Conference Women's Field Athlete of the Week for the third time this year. She contributed three top-10 finishes in field events and contributed to a record-setting relay team on the track for York College at Moravian's Greyhound Invitational. She was third in the triple jump, fourth in the high jump and 10th in the long jump. She also chipped in on York's record-breaking 400 relay, which crossed the finish line in 50.72 seconds.