LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: York improves to 3-0 in Capital Athletic Conference men's lacrosse action
The York College men's lacrosse team continued its winning ways Wednesday with a 17-4 thumping of St. Mary's (Maryland) for the Spartans' fourth win in a row.
Tyler Hutson turned in a seven-point performance, scoring three goals and dishing out four assists. Dillon Hannah scored five goals and teammate Dan Kaplan scored four for York. Caleb Abney made 10 saves to pick up his seventh win of the season in goal.
The victory pushes York to 7-4 on the season, while their Capital Athletic Conference record is 3-0. St. Mary's is 3-5 and 2-2.
OTHER LOCAL COLLEGE NOTES
York baseball team ends skid: At York, Brad Wenzel's trip around the bases in the seventh inning helped the York baseball team capture a 7-5 victory against St. Mary's, ending a five-game losing skid.
The Spartans entered the bottom of the seventh with the score knotted at 4-4 before seeing Zach Hossler and Christian Bilan reach base safely. Wenzel's double down the right-field line scored Bilan and pushed Hossler to third. After a wild pitch, Wenzel replaced Hossler, who scored, at third, before crossing the plate himself on Stephen Miele's double. Wenzel finished the day 3-for-4 with three runs driven in and three runs scored. Andrew Tucci (2-0) tossed seven innings to get the win, giving up four runs on eight hits, while striking out one and issuing one walk. York improved to 8-8 overall and 4-5 in the CAC. St. Mary's fell to 6-13 and 3-7.
Spartans split in softball: At Harrisburg, York was able to score a quick, five-inning 10-1 rout in the second game to salvage a doubleheader softball split with Penn State Harrisburg.
York took care of business early in its victory, scoring seven runs in the top of the first. The outburst was aided by four errors. Katie Maloney had the hot bat for York, going 2-for-4 with three runs batted in and a run scored. Melissa Jurkiewicz got the win on the mound. York dropped the opener, 2-1. The Spartans are now 14-8 overall and 3-3 in the CAC. PS-Harrisburg fell to 12-6 and 5-3.
York's women's lacrosse team falls in battle of ranked teams: At York, Sarah Castle turned in a three-goal effort as the Spartans suffered a 12-5 home loss to Catholic in women's lacrosse action.
Melissa Meehling and Katelyn Cattrano also scored for York. Anne Stumme turned in a four-goal performance for the victors. The loss drops the Spartans to a 7-4, while Catholic improves to 8-2. Catholic entered the game ranked No. 14 in NCAA Division III, while York was ranked No. 15.
York Catholic grad honored: York Catholic High School graduate Adam Hack, a sophomore at Penn State Altoona, has been named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week.
Hack went undefeated in both singles and doubles last week, helping his team achieve a trio of wins. At Saint Vincent College last Wednesday, Hack posted a 6-0, 6-0 blanking of his opponent in No. 3 singles and picked up an 8-5 win in No. 1 doubles, alongside partner Geoff Zlobinsky. On Saturday, Hack helped the Lions pick up a victory over AMCC opponent Penn State Behrend by prevailing 6-1, 6-1 in No. 4 singles and 8-4 in No. 1 doubles. At Washington & Jefferson on Sunday, the Lions won again as Hack recorded a 6-3, 6-1 triumph in No. 4 singles and an 8-7 victory in No. 1 doubles. This is Hack's first AMCC Player of the Week award this season. The Penn State Altoona men's tennis team is 4-1 overall and 2-1 in the AMCC.