YORK COLLEGE: Spartans earn wild field hockey triumph

  • Red Lion grad Paige Taylor scored three goals for the field hockey team in its 7-4 win.
  • West York grad Alexis Harbold had 24 digs for the women's volleyball team in its 3-1 defeat.
  • The women's soccer team was held to just five shots on goal in 1-0 loss to Elizabethtown.

The York College field hockey team won a wild contest with Johns Hopkins on Wednesday, 7-4.

The Blue Jays (4-4) scored the first two goals of the game just more than 11 minutes into the contest, but the Spartans (7-2) responded with a four-goal run of their own to close out the first half and take a 4-2 lead into the break.

Coming out of the intermission, York continued its domination, scoring three of the first four goals of the half, eventually outscoring Johns Hopkins, 3-2 in the second frame.

Red Lion grad Paige Taylor led the charge for the Spartans, posting her first career hat trick, scoring the three goal on five shots. Fellow Red Lion grad Ali Posey also scored a goal in the game for the Spartans, netting it in the 64th minute to make it 7-3 and putting the game to bed for York. Central York grad Greta Plappert scored her first career college goal, coming late in the first half to give the Spartans their 4-2 halftime advantage.

York peppered the Blue Jays' cage, firing 30 shots and putting 17 on target. In total, the two teams combined for 48 shots in the contest.

York College's Heather Kline (16), goes up for a spike against McDaniel's Lauren Wells (10) during the second set of a non- conference volleyball match Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at Charles Wolf Gymnasium. York College lost 3-1. Amanda J. Cain photo



Spartans fall to McDaniel in women's volleyball: The York women's volleyball team suffered a rare setback, dropping a four-game decision to McDaniel College at home on Wednesday, 23-25, 22-25, 26-24, 14-25.

New Oxford grad Brooke Krebs had a team-high 13 kills for the Spartans (16-3), while Sarah Wukitch had 24 assists. West York grad Alexis Harbold came up with 24 digs.

York is now 2-2 in its last four matches after having an 11-match winning streak.

Spartans drop close one to Elizabethtown: The York women's soccer team lost a 1-0 result at Elizabethtown College, its sixth loss in the last seven matches.

The only offense came in the 35th minute when Katrina Morales netted the lone goal of the contest. The Spartans (2-6-1) managed just five shots on goal and keeper Brittany Cullison stopped five of the six shots she faced.

LaMarsh honored: Senior field hockey player Sydney LaMarshhas been named the Spartan Athlete of the Week after leading the Spartans to a 2-0 win over Christopher Newport on Saturday.

LaMarsh led a defense that held the high-flying Captains to four shots and two shots on goal for the entire match. Christopher Newport had not attempted less than 14 shots in any game this year until LaMarsh and the Spartan defense handcuffed them. It was just the second time this year that the Captains had been shut out. They entered the game averaging 3.3 goals per game. Christopher Newport entered the game ranked No. 17 in NCAA Division III.