With significant help from some York County products, the surging York College field hockey team picked up its fifth straight win on Wednesday, Sept. 27, pounding visiting Elizabethtown, 8-2, in a non-conference contest.
The Spartans have now won five straight since losing their season opener 7-4 to Messiah, which is ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division III. During that winning streak, York has outscored the opposition, 23-4.
Central York High School graduate Greta Plappert had a goal and an assist for the Spartans, while Red Lion grad Ali Posey added two assists. Another Red Lion grad, Paige Taylor, added one goal.
Lindsay Nye scored twice for York. Autumn Mallory, Meghan Heary, Beth Patrick and Anne Measley had York's other goals.
Elizabethtown fell to 3-4.
Dover grad Herman sparks York women's soccer team to first win: The York College women's soccer team broke through for its first win of the season on Wednesday, routing visiting Juniata, 4-0.
The Spartans improved to 1-4-1 with the non-conference win. Juniata fell to 4-3.
Dover grad Maxine Herman led York with two goals and an assist. Alyssa Rankin and Caitlin Rankin had the other scores. Georgia Gilchrist added an assist.
Dallastown grad helps Penn State York earn men's soccer win: Dallastown grad Carter Miller had two goals and an assist to help Penn State York earn its first men's soccer victory of the season on Wednesday, beating visiting Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 5-1.
PSY improved to 1-3-1 overall and 1-1-1 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference. PSWB fell to 0-2 overall and in the conference.
Carlos Robles-Flores, from Mexico City, added three goals for the local Lions.
York men's soccer team falls to No. 10 Messiah: At Grantham, the York College men's soccer team gave a strong Messiah side a stiff battle, but had to settle for 1-0 loss on Wednesday.
Messiah (6-1) came in ranked No. 10 in NCAA Division III. York fell to 2-4-1. Cooper Robbins had the game's only goal in the first half.