COLLEGE: Standout York lacrosse teams continue to roll
- The York College men's lacrosse team knocked off St. Mary's, 13-4, on the road.
- The Spartan women's lacrosse team defeated St. Mary's at home, 14-4.
- The York College baseball team earned an extra-inning win over St. Mary's.
- The men's golf team secured a second-place finish in the Lynchburg College Invitational this week.
The standout York College men's and women's lacrosse teams rolled to victories over St. Mary's on Wednesday.
The Spartan men, ranked No. 5 in NCAA Division III, cruised to a 13-4 road win, while the women, ranked seventh, got past the Seahawks,14-4, at home.
In the men's game, York (11-1, 3-0 Capital Athletic Conference) built a 6-1 lead by halftime and then cruised in the second half to earn its seventh win in a row. York never let St. Mary's (1-9, 1-2 CAC) score consecutive goals.
Austin Glab had a game-high four goals to lead York, while Brendan McGrath and Hunter Davis each netted two goals. Landry Marshall made seven saves in goal for the Spartans, before being removed midway through the fourth quarter.
In the women's contest, York (7-2, 3-0 CAC) raced out to a 5-0 lead and held an 8-1 lead by halftime, and then coasted in the second half. York outshot the Seahawks (6-6, 2-1 CAC), 34-18.
Meghan Fox and Kayleigh Phillips each led the Spartans with four goals. The win for York was its third in a row and fifth in the last six games.
Baseball grabs win in extras: The York College baseball team squeaked past St. Mary's, 5-4 in 10 innings on Wednesday.
Grant Oberholtzer played hero for the Spartans (10-5, 5-1 CAC), collecting the game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th, scoring Michael Moore from third to help York bounce back from its loss on Sunday.
The extra-inning heroics of Oberholtzer capped a come-from-behind win for the Spartans. After both teams plated a pair of runs in the first, the Seahawks (6-13, 0-8 CAC) took a 4-2 lead in the top of the fifth. York rallied though, forcing extra innings with a couple of runs in the bottom of the ninth, with Kennard-Dale graduate Collin Crowell pulling the Spartans to within one with an RBI single. The tying run scored on a sacrifice fly.
Oberholtzer's winning single was the third of his three-hit day, a team high. Will Grega collected the win, pitching four scoreless innings in relief, allowing two hits and four walks, while striking out four.
Men's golf takes second in Lynchburg Invite: The York College men's golf team finished second at this week's Lynchburg College Invitational at Poplar Grove Golf Club in Amherst, Virginia.
The Spartans finished second out of 11 teams during the two-day event that took place on Monday and Tuesday. York's team score of 617 finished well back of champion Methodist, which shot a two-day score of 586. The Spartans were a combined 41-over par.
Senior Alex Colton led the Spartans with an individual total of 7-over 151, which was good enough to get him in a tie for seventh individually. He finished eight strokes back of Methodist's Tyler Vincent, who won the tournament with a 1-under 143.