COLLEGE: York ends Salisbury's 101-game CAC win streak
The York College women’s lacrosse team was able to do something Wednesday that no Capital Athletic Conference team had been able to do since 2002.
When the Spartans defeated Salisbury University, 10-6, it snapped a 101-game regular-season CAC winning streak for the Sea Gulls.
York raced out to a 7-1 lead during the first 10 minutes of play, with Meghan Fox and Devin Hursey each scoring two goals during that stretch. Caitlin Rankin also scored twice for York.
The Spartans were able to own a decisive 13-5 advantage in draw controls, while also outshooting the Sea Gulls, 21-10. York was also able to convert two of three free-position shots, and the Sea Gulls didn’t register a single free-position shot.
The win also secures the top seed in the upcoming CAC tournament, marking the first time in program history the Spartans will be the No. 1 seed in the conference tourney.
York is currently on an eight-game winning streak and improved to 12-2 overall and 7-0 in the CAC. The Spartans are currently ranked seventh in NCAA Division III. Salisbury (11-4, 7-1) is currently ranked 11th.
The Spartans return to action Saturday, when they travel to CAC foe Christopher Newport.
Ruleman is Spartan Athlete of the Week: For the second straight week, York College senior first baseman Carleigh Ruleman has been named the Spartan Athlete of the Week. Ruleman helped the Spartans' softball team to a 6-0 week.
Ruleman helped the Spartans' softball team to a 6-0 week. She opened the week with a 2-for-3 effort in a Game 1 win over Penn State Harrisburg. She homered and drove in three runs in addition to scoring three times. Ruleman followed that with two hits, a double and an RBI in Game 2.
In a doubleheader against Southern Virginia, Ruleman went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a walk in both Game 1 and Game 2.
She closed out the week with a big Sunday at McDaniel. In Game 1, Ruleman went 2 for 2 with three RBIs, three runs scored, a home run and a walk. In Game 2, she went 1-for-2 with two RBIs, a homer, and a run scored with a pair of walks.
Ruleman now owns the single-season school record for home runs. She also now leads the Capital Athletic Conference in home runs and is third in RBIs. For the season, Ruleman is hitting .378 with 31 runs scored, 11 home runs, six doubles and a team-high 32 RBIs. She owns an .811 slugging percentage and a .504 on-base percentage.
York men’s lacrosse team falls to No. 1 Salisbury: The York College men’s lacrosse team dropped a 17-10 decision on Wednesday at Salisbury, the the top-ranked team in NCAA Division III.
The Spartans came in ranked No. 3. Austin Glab scored two goals and added an assist for York. Hunter Davis and Joseph Joseph also scored two goals each for the Spartans. The Spartans (14-2, 6-1 CAC) next take the field Saturday when they host Christopher Newport. Salisbury improved to 15-0 and 8-0.
Spartans earn baseball win: In York College baseball action, Christian Bilan slammed a three-run homer as part of a 2-for-5, five-RBI effort that helped the Spartans pick up a 10-6 victory against visiting Penn State Harrisburg in CAC play.
Joel Kenney gave up three runs on five hits during seven innings pitched to pick up the win for York. He also recorded 10 strikeouts against just one walk. York improved to 15-12 overall and 10-6 in the CAC. Penn State Harrisburg fell to 12-21 and 7-9.
York golfers finished eighth at tournament: The York College golf squad finished eighth of 13 teams at the 2017 Glenn Heath Shipbuilders Memorial Tournament at the Williamsburg Club in Williamsburg, Virginia on Tuesday.
The Spartans finished the two-day tournament with a team score of 643. Christopher Newport won the tournament at 587. Freshman Morgan Uhlick was York's top finisher. He tied for 12th with a two-day total of 154.
Penn State York to play at PeoplesBank Park: The Penn State York baseball team will play a doubleheader at PeoplesBank Park on Saturday, April 22, when the local Lions take on Penn State Mont Alto.
Action at the home of the York Revolution will start at 1 p.m. The games are free and open to the public. Penn State York has played a doubleheader in the ballpark every year since 2014.