Juniors Leah Schultz, Kim Wayson and Katie Vautier led the York College women's lacrosse team to an 8-7 triumph over Stevens Tech on Tuesday evening in Hoboken, N.J., in a battle of nationally-ranked NCAA Division III teams.
York came in ranked No. 13, while Stevens Tech came in at No. 17.
Schultz and Wayson each netted three goals, including the game-tying and game-winning tallies, while Vautier posted a trio of caused turnovers, to help push the Spartans to 12-3 on the season, just one win shy of their all-time wins record of 13 set last season.
Facing a 7-6 deficit with less than two minutes left in the contest, Schulz knotted the game with just 1:57 remained on the clock. The ensuing draw control went the Ducks' way. However, Vautier caused a turnover and snagged the ground ball, giving her squad a chance to take the lead.
With just 36 seconds remaining, York's all-time leader in goals came through with the 162nd tally of her career. Wayson netted what would prove to be the game-winner.
Stevens Tech fell to 7-4.
York's triumph marked its third win over a ranked squad this season. The Spartans also bested Stevenson (No. 19) and Mary Washington (No. 13).
For the contest, the Spartans outshot their hosts 24-12.
In addition to her three goals, Wayson also provided a trio of assists giving her 52 for her career. York's previous career record was 45, a mark Wayson broke earlier this season. Schultz corralled five draw controls, while Vautier added four ground balls to her trio of caused turnovers.
Kelsey Evans recorded the victory in the Spartan cage, posting three saves.
OTHER LOCAL COLLEGE NOTES
HARTUNG, CAVALUCHI HONORED BY CAC: York College sophomore Tim Hartung and York junior Phillip Cavaluchi have been selected as the Capital Athletic Conference Men's Track and Field Athletes of the Week. Hartung was named the CAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week after breaking the three-year-old CAC record in the 5,000-meter run at the Duke Invitational. Hartung sliced more than three seconds off the mark when he crossed the finish line in 14 minutes, 47.72 seconds, to finish 17th overall, primarily against NCAA Division I runners. Cavaluchi was named the CAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week after finishing seventh in the long jump (6.99 meters) and 12th in the javelin (50.78 meters) against primarily NCAA Division I competition at the Duke Invitational. Cavaluchi was the only Division III competitor to qualify for the long jump finals.
YORK FALLS IN BASEBALL: The York College baseball team dropped a 4-2 decision to Messiah College in Grantham in a non-conference contest on Tuesday afternoon. The Spartans fell to 13-17, while the Falcons improved to 8-19. York was limited to six hits, including two by senior Steve Tretter. Derek Pitzer went 1-for-3 and scored both of York's runs. The Spartans left 13 runners stranded. York starter Josh Miller pitched well, allowing just one run in six innings. Messiah scored all its runs in a four-run seventh.
SPARTANS SWEPT IN TENNIS: The York College tennis teams suffered a pair of 9-0 Capital Athletic Conference losses on Tuesday at St. Mary's (Md.). The York men fell to 7-6 overall and 2-3 in the CAC, while St. Mary's moved to 15-3 and 4-1. The Spartan women dropped to 5-8 and 2-3, while St. Mary's improved to 12-4 and 4-0.