After falling into a six-goal hole early Thursday night, the No. 9 York College women’s lacrosse team stormed back for a 16-15, double-overtime victory against visiting No. 3 Trinity (Connecticut) College.
The meeting of top-10 NCAA Division III powers marked the first time the women’s program played under the lights at Kinsley Field.
York improved to 3-1 on the season while giving the Bantams (3-1) their first loss of the season.
With 3:11 left in the second half and the Bantams holding a 15-13 lead, York’s Meghan Fox scored a goal and then pushed the affair to overtime by scoring 23 seconds later. Fox would finish with a game-high eight goals, one shy of the school’s single-game record.
After a scoreless first overtime, Melissa Meehling sent the York faithful home happy by scoring on a free-position shot with 1:52 left to play in the second extra session.
Meehling finished with three goals and collected one of the Spartans’ two assists. Devin Hursey scored a pair of goals and recorded the other assist.
The Bantams rattled off the game’s first four goals before Fox scored her first goal of the game to break the run. Trinity added three more for a 7-1 lead before the Spartans went on a run of their own.
York outscored Trinity, 6-2, over the last 7 1/2 minutes of the half, but trailed 9-7 at the break.
Next up, the Spartans travel to Oswego on Saturday for a noon face-off.
York College softball team sweeps Eastern: The York College softball team earned a doubleheader sweep of Eastern on Thursday, winning 9-1 and 8-0.
Ginger Lewis (six innings, zero earned runs, 15 strikeouts) and Melissa Jurkiewicz (six innings, zero earned runs, three strikeouts) each captured complete-game wins. Ashley Meekins had two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored in each game for York (11-5).