Central York grad Plappert continues scoring surge in York College's near upset of F&M
Central York High School graduate Greta Plappert continued her recent scoring surge Tuesday evening, but it wasn't quite enough to give York College a major field hockey upset.
Plappert scored a goal to give York a 2-1 lead on Tuesday, but the Spartans eventually fell to visiting Franklin and Marshall, 3-2, in a nonleague contest.
F&M, ranked 10th nationally in NCAA Division III, improved to 14-2. York fell to 9-7.
Dana Meehling also scored a goal for York.
Plappert, a junior forward, leads the Spartans in goals (14) and points (33). She also has five assists.
Plappert was named the Capital Athletic Conference Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week earlier this week.
During the previous week, Plappert had two goals against No. 8 Salisbury, but the Spartans dropped a 4-3 decision. She then had an even bigger day on the road at Mary Washington when she notched a hat trick in a 4-3 York win.
She was also named the Spartan Athlete of the Week for her performances.
The former Central standout is coming off a breakout sophomore year when she was York's second-leading scorer with 31 points on 14 goals and three assists, earning first-team All-Capital Athletic Conference honors. She was second in the CAC in goals scored and third in points.
She also earned second-team National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-South Region honors last year.
Wantz gets swimming honor: York junior Spartan Justine Wantz has been named the CAC Women's Swimmer of the Week.
Wantz had a big day for the Green and White in York's season opener at the F&M Fall Quad Meet on Saturday.
Wantz, the defending CAC champ in the 100 and 200 backstroke events, won the 100 and 200 backstroke on Saturday. She touched the wall in a time of 59.46 seconds in the 100, while her time in the 200 backstroke was 2:09.56.
Spartans seventh in women's golf event: The York College women's golf team finished seventh out of the 13 teams at the Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invitational at Coosa Country Club in Rome, Georgia, on Tuesday.