The York College women's lacrosse team fell at Messiah on Tuesday afternoon, 17-15, in a high-scoring battle of nationally ranked teams.

Messiah came into the match ranked No. 16 in NCAA Division III, while York was ranked No. 10. York fell to 7-2, while Messiah improved to 3-4. The loss snapped York's six-game winning streak.

Leah Schultz led York with a career-best six goals. Schultz also led the Spartans with seven draw controls. Erica Mulford recorded five points, with two goals and three assists, while Kim Wayson chipped in three goals and Sarah Castle added two goals. Central York High School graduate Jocelyn Hudson also had a York goal.

York used three different goalies in an attempt to slow down Messiah.

Messiah led the Spartans in shots, 37-31, and ground balls, 26-21. York held a 19-15 advantage in draw controls, but committed 13 turnovers, while the Falcons only had 10.

OTHER YORK COLLEGE NOTES

MEN'S LACROSSE TEAM TRIUMPHS: The York College men's lacrosse team improved to 8-2 on Tuesday night with an 18-6 non-conference victory over Misericordia in Dallas, Pa.

Andrew Gamble led York with three goals and six assists, while Tyler Hutson had four goals and two assists. Tyler Davis also scored three goals for the Spartans, while Corey Cooke provided two goals and an assist. Seth Krolus scored twice for York.

York outshot Misericordia (4-3) by a whopping 62-19 margin.


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Caleb Abney made five saves in 45 minutes in goal for the Spartans.

LONG, HARTUNG HON ORED BY CAC: Two York College juniors, Kevin Long and Tim Hartung, were honored by the Capital Athletic Conference on Tuesday.

Long was named the CAC Golfer of the Week, while Hartung was selected the CAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week.

Long earned his fourth career individual tournament title by carding a 6-over-par 78 at the Gettysburg Spring Invitational. Long led the Spartans to a second-place finish in the 15-team tournament.

Hartung won the 5,000-meter run at the West Chester Golden Ram Invitational. Hartung's time of 15 minutes, 5.90 seconds was seven seconds ahead of the pack.