York College women's lacrosse team beats defending national champion Gettysburg

  • The York College women's lacrosse team beat Gettysburg on Friday, 14-12.
  • Gettysburg is the defending NCAA Division III champ and came into the game ranked No. 2.
  • No. 7 York improved to 11-3 with its seventh straight victory. Gettysburg fell to 11-2.

The York College women's lacrosse team picked up one of its most impressive wins in program history on Friday.

The Spartans, ranked No. 7 in NCAA Division III, earned a 14-12 triumph over No. 2 Gettysburg in a nonconference contest in York.

York College's Meghan Fox, seen here in a file photo, reached the 100-point mark for her career in the Spartans' 14-12 win over Gettysburg on Friday. YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

Sophomore Meghan Fox tallied five goals to lead York. Her final goal was her 100th career point.

The win is the Spartans' fourth over a top-10 team this season and it is also their second win over a top-three team during 2018. 

The Bullets, who fell to 11-2, are the defending NCAA Division III champions.

The Spartans' other statistical leaders against the Bullets were: Regan Cook (four goals, assist), Caitlin Rankin (three goals), Nicole Clauter (four ground balls, three draw controls), Devin Hursey (goal, assist, four draw controls) and Kayleigh Phillips (assist, six draw controls).

Charlotte Wright got the win in goal, making 11 saves.

The Spartans snapped a two game losing streak to Gettysburg and are now 2-4 all time against the Bullets.

Gettysburg entered the game having allowed just 4.5 goals per game in their previous 12 games.

Easy win vs. Southern Virginia: York followed up the win over Gettysburg by pounding Southern Virginia on Saturday, 20-3.

That left the Spartans at 12-3 overall and 6-1 in the Capital Athletic Conference. Southern Virginia fell to 5-11 and 0-8.

York has now won eight straight.

Juliana Greco (three goals, assist), Melissa Meehling (two goals, two assists), Cook (three goals) and Skye Slater (three goals) led York against Southern Virginia.

Clauter was named the IWLCA National Defensive Player of the Week after leading York to a pair of CAC wins last week. Clauter leads the Spartans with 32 ground balls, 79 draw controls and 20 caused turnovers.

York men also roll: The second-ranked York men's lacrosse team also blitzed Southern Virginia 22-6 on Saturday.

The York men have won 11 straight. Jake Hvazda and Hunter Davis each scored five goals while adding two assists to help lead the Spartans.

York improved to 15-1 overall and 7-0 in the CAC. Southern Virginia fell to 9-7 and 3-4.