The York College golf team closed out the fall portion of its schedule by winning the six-team Alvernia Fall Invitational on Tuesday afternoon at Ledge Rock Golf Club in Mohnton.
The Spartans won the event with a team score of 305. That provided a three-stroke margin over second-place Messiah and an eight-stroke margin over tournament host Alvernia. The victory for the Spartans was their third tournament championship of the year. The Spartans had three firsts, two seconds (one of which was a tie for first and a loss on a match of cards), a third and a seventh in their seven fall events.
Senior Kevin Long fired a 1-under-par 71 to finish tied for first with Alvernia's Zach Arsenault. Arsenault won the individual medalist honors on a match of cards.
Long has been under par three times in seven tournaments and ended his fall with an average of 74.4, tops on the Spartan squad.
Freshman Anthony Wagner was York's next finisher at 75 to tie for third. Junior Josh Strausbaugh tied for ninth with a 79 and junior David Boslough tied for 11th at 80. Sophomore Ryan Wolbach tied for 14th in the 29-player field at 81.
The Spartans finished the fall averaging 306.1. They combined for six under-par rounds, 12 top-five individual finishes and a low team round of 296.
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MEN'S SOCCER TEAM NIPS WESLEY: The York College men's soccer team improved to 11-1 overall and 3-0 in the Capital Athletic Conference on Tuesday night with a 1-0 win over Wesley in Dover, Del. Wesley fell to 4-7-2 and 1-3. Brendan Saberton's unassisted second-half goal was the only score. The tally is his fourth of the year, which ties him for the team lead with Jake Hower. The goal is also his third game-winning goal, which also ties him with Hower for the team lead. The Spartans dominated the action, outshooting Wesley, 19-8. Brad Schmidt made three saves to record the shutout -- his fifth of the season. York has won seven in a row and the shutout is York's eighth of the year. The Spartans are ranked second in NCAA Division III in the D3soccer.com poll and eighth in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll.
WOMEN'S VOLLEY BALL TEAM GETS FIRST CAC WIN: The York College women's volleyball team earned its first Capital Athletic Conference win of the year on Tuesday night, downing Wesley College 25-17, 25-14, 25-22 in Dover, Del. York improved to 14-9 overall and 1-1 in the league, while the Wolverines fell to 15-6 and 1-1. Alison Dorsey paced York with five kills and she did not commit an error in 10 attempts for a .500 attack percentage. Senior Amanda Mackey led York's charge at the net with four block assists. Katherine Graziano paced York's defensive effort with nine digs, while Cassie Miller banged out a career-high six service aces.
WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM ROLLS: At Arlington, Va., Clare Chatham and Kayla Kovalsky each scored two goals to lead the York College women's soccer team to a 4-0 victory at Marymount on Tuesday. York improved to 7-3-2 overall and 3-0-1 in the Capital Athletic Conference, while Marymount fell to 4-6-0 and 1-2-0. York outshot Marymount, 25-3.
HARTUNG HONORED BY CAC: York College senior Tim Hartung was selected as the Capital Athletic Conference Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week after placing 10th against primarily NCAA Division I and Division II runners at the Lehigh University Paul Short Invitational (Brown Division race). Hartung crossed the finish line in 25 minutes, 43 seconds.