DALLASTOWN -- On the back of the Dallastown boys' lacrosse team undershirts, near the bottom, sit two words -- "Get There."
It's a simple enough message, yet it seemingly applies in a lot of circumstances in the sport.
"Our seniors came up with that," said Wildcats boys' lacrosse coach Chris Andrews. "And it really applies to anything we do. We want to get there for a groundball, get there for a faceoff. We want to get there on an out-of-bounds shot. Whatever it is, we want to get there."
That phrase also may be a perfect slogan for what is becoming a very memorable season for Andrews and his team. The Wildcats entered their York-Adams League home showdown with Susquehannock on Tuesday as the only unbeaten team in the county.
The hosts broke open a tight contest with eight consecutive goals that spanned the second and third quarters en route to a 15-8 victory.
Dallastown improved to 10-0 overall and 9-0 in the league with the win -- the Wildcats' first-ever against Susquehannock since the sport was sanctioned by the PIAA four years ago.
There was little doubt about the significance of the two words on their shirts, especially during their run that turned a 4-3 deficit into an 11-4 lead. The Wildcats won seemingly every faceoff draw, picked up the majority of groundballs and kept their attacks alive the handful of times their shots on goal were off the mark.
"I say (get there) a lot," Andrews said. "One of the boys said to me the other day, 'Coach, I didn't realize how much you say that.' When we come together at the beginning of practice I say to the boys 'OK, let's get there' and they know where to go."
Dallastown went to the goal often during a three-minute stretch in the second quarter. Four different Wildcats scored during that spurt (Jake Mitchell, Joe Didusch, Kyle Andrews and Kyle Kunkowski), with Mitchell capping the burst.
It didn't end there as Mitchell tallied his third of the period 90 seconds later, before Dallastown's Pat Conroy took over. Conroy, who recently changed his commitment from the University of Maryland to Towson University, scored the Wildcats' next five goals to salt away the victory.
Conroy (six goals) scored those tallies without missing a single shot over that stretch, something the Wildcat senior says isn't exactly his strong suit. The Dallastown standout has played long pole pretty much throughout his career and only changed to a short pole midfielder this season.
"I don't have a great shot," said Conroy, who figures to revert to defense in college. "I was actually surprised by some of them."
Conroy praised his teammates, who affectionately refer to themselves as a family, for his and his team's success.
"Honestly it wasn't going to happen unless my team was there," he said. "They were really working the ball and making sure that I had open space and that made it a lot easier for me."
Coach Andrews was particularly impressed with his team's composure against a Warrior side that has been a constant thorn in Dallastown's side over the years.
"Susquehannock is a great team with a great tradition," he said. "We knew that we had to get the goals in the net and play excellent defense and our team did that."
Kunkowski and Mitchell each tallied three goals for Dallastown. Mitchell finished with two helpers, while Didusch and Tanner Ierely also tallied an assist apiece. Wildcat goalie Trevor Zero stopped 12 shots.
Tom Nace and John Chamberlin led the Warriors with three goals apiece, while Zach Speights added two assists to go along with a goal for Susquehannock (5-4 overall, 5-3 in Division II). Warrior goalie Shane Silk finished with 14 saves.
OTHER BOYS' LACROSSE
RED LION 10, YORK CATHOLIC 6: The host Lions won behind the play of Dominic Ruocco (three goals, four assists), Nick Young (two goals, two assists) and goalkeeper Brooks Arnold (12 saves). Peter Lijoi collected four goals for York Catholic. Red Lion improved to 6-2 in York-Adams League Division I and 6-4 overall.
CENTRAL YORK 17, YORK SUBURBAN 3: At Suburban, the Panthers rolled to improve to improve to 6-3 overall and 6-2 in York-Adams Division I. Suburban fell to 3-8 overall and 2-6 in Division II. No other details were provided.
WEST YORK 13, SPRING GROVE 5: At Spring Grove, Seth Clauser had six goals and an assist and Klayton Garman posted five assists and a goal to lead West York to victory. Nick Wilker collected two goals and an assist for the Bulldogs. Kainen Drake and Trey Baker each scored two goals for the Rockets, while Ty Sager added a goal and an assist.
SOUTH WESTERN 15, SPRING GROVE 2: At Hanover, the first-place Mustangs improved to 8-1 overall and 7-1 in York-Adams Division I with the easy win. Katie Wherley (four goals), Sydney Szparaga (four goals, one assist) and Callie Kavanaugh (three goals) led South Western.
SUSQUEHANNOCK 16, DALLASTOWN 11: At Glen Rock, Bri Boyer led the Warriors with five goals and two assists. Brit Boyer had four goals and one assist, while Katelyn Welch scored three goals. Abby Hagee and Carly Vanluit each scored one goal and picked up one assist. For the Wildcats, Breann Young scored four goals, while Emily Pettit scored three goals. Mackenzie Groff, Jenna Jackson and Madison Garrity each scored one goal and picked up one assist. Susquehannock improved to 5-3 in York-Adams Division II and 5-4 overall.
YORK SUBURBAN 16, CENTRAL 9: At Central, the Trojans trailed 7-6 at the half, but exploded for 10 second-half goals. Allison Tuttle and Jenna Williams led the Trojans with three goals apiece. Kate Fetrow and Karis Reiter each scored two goals. For the Panthers, Jessica Ames scored four goals, while Alexis Balanda scored two goals.
YORK CATHOLIC 13, RED LION 3: At York Catholic, Natalie Fiorenza and Lindsay Ingram each had three goals and Alexis China and Dana Amalfitano added two goals apiece to lead the Lady Irish. Alana Pietra made six saves to get the win the goal. Amanda Dashler had six saves for Red Lion. York Catholic improved to 8-1 overall and 7-1 in York-Adams Division II.
-- Reach Ryan Vander sloot at sports@yorkdis patch.com.