The York College women's golf squad kicked off its 2019 fall campaign much like it ended last spring, with a tournament championship.
The Spartans, the defending Capital Athletic Conference champions, earned their first tournament title of the year on Sunday when they won the Gettysburg Invitational in a tiebreaker over Stevenson University at the Hanover Country Club in Abbottstown, Adams County.
The Spartans won the tournament on the tiebreaker of their fifth player score. York won the tournament thanks to Shelby Tapman's 83 on Sunday, besting Emma VanDeCar's 89 for the Mustangs.
The Spartans placed three players in the top 10 of the tournament, led by sophomore Jordan Koller, who posted a second-place finish with a two-day total of 154 on rounds of 76 and 78. She finished three strokes behind tournament champion Casey Oppenheimer from Stevenson.
Freshman Natalie Robson made her collegiate debut with a fourth-place finish on rounds of 80 and 75. The reigning CAC Rookie of the Year, sophomore Anna Moore, finished eighth for York on rounds of 82 and 78.
The tournament title is the Spartans' seventh championship in the three-year history of the program.
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Whitcomb is Spartan Athlete of Week: York College senior middle hitter Madyson Whitcomb has been named the Spartan Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sept. 22.
The 6-foot Bermudian Springs High School graduate earned all-tournament team honors at the Misericordia Cougar Clash in Dallas, Luzerne County. York went 2-2 in the event and sits at 6-8 on the season.
For the week, Whitcomb hit .403 with 34 kills in 14 sets played, good for an average of 2.43 kills per set. She also had two assists, three service aces, eight digs and eight total blocks for 41.5 points.
Women's soccer team loses to ranked foe: The York College women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to The College of New Jersey on Monday evening in York.
York dropped to 2-6. TCNJ improved to 7-1. Jillian Kozak made seven saves for York.
TCNJ was ranked No. 10 in the latest NCAA Division III women's soccer rankings by United Soccer Coaches.