The York College men’s lacrosse team made short work of visiting Elizabethtown on Wednesday night, scoring the game’s first 10 goals before cruising to a 13-5 victory.
Leading the way for the Spartans, ranked second in the nation in NCAA Division III, were Hunter Davis and Matt Whitcher, who scored three goals each. Davis picked up two of his goals during a first quarter that ended with York ahead 3-0. Whitcher then scored a pair in the second quarter to give the Spartans a 7-0 lead at the half.
Jake Hvazda recorded a goal and a pair of assists for York. Spartans goalie Landry Marshall stopped six of the 11 shots he faced.
York dominated almost every statistical category. The Spartans controlled possession by winning 14 of 21 face-offs, collected 48 ground balls to Elizabethtown's 22 and only committed 11 turnovers, to the opposition’s 22.
The win moves York’s record to 9-1, while Elizabethtown sits at 3-5.
Spartans' baseball club clobbers St. Mary’s: York College, playing just its second game in the past eight days, traveled to St. Mary’s City, Maryland, and collected a 13-4 baseball victory in the Spartans' Capital Athletic Conference opener.
Like many area teams, the weather has wreaked havoc on the Spartans’ early-season slate. The recent spate of wet weather caused the postponement of six of York’s scheduled games over the past eight days.
Wednesday, it was junior Garrett Southern with the hot bat, going 4 for 4 with four runs scored and a double. Zach Hossler was 3 for 6 with three RBIs and a run scored.
On the mound, Will Grega tossed seven innings, giving up two earned runs on six hits, while striking out five.
York is 8-6 overall. St. Mary's fell to 7-6 overall and 1-3 in the CAC.