Men's Cross Country
The York College men's cross country squad had a banner weekend as the Green and White won the Lock Haven Open on Saturday. Senior Ray Smith led the way as he finished third of 222 runners. Smith clocked in with a time of 25.48.1. Senior Ben Linne was York's next finisher as he placed ninth overall with a time of 26:05.1. Linne was followed by fellow senior Matt Zubrycki who was 16th with a time of 26:14.2.York added two more runners in the top 30 as sophomore Jake O'Neill finished 26th while freshman Justin Smyth was 29th. O'Neill's time was 26:27.5 while Smyth crossed the line in a time of 26:34.1.
Women's Cross Country
The Spartan women's cross country squad put together a solid sixth place showing at the Lock Haven Open on Saturday. Senior Jess DelViscio was the Spartans' top finisher as she placed 25th with a time of 22:51.8. Freshman Taylor Barkdoll was York's next finisher as she placed 28th, crossing the line in a time of 22:53.1, just under two seconds behind DelViscio. Teammate Jordan Haberstroh was two strokes back of Bardoll in 30th with a time of 23:00.4. Senior Alayna De Bruin was York's fourth finisher as she posted a 41st place finish, completing the race with a time of 23:20.3.
The Spartan men's golf squad started off their 2018-19 season with a strong third place finish at the 2018 Montgomery Cup in Delaware, PA. Freshman Casey Leebrick made history as he fired a school-record 67 in the opening round en route to winning the tournament in his first collegiate start. Leebrick finished with a two-day total of eight-under-par 136, good for a two stroke victory. Senior Tyler Newton registered a top five finish as he finished tied for fourth with a two-day total of 142. After Newton shot a 69 on Saturday, the senior carded a 73 on Sunday.
The Spartans split their two matches for the week as they defeated Immaculata on Tuesday night at home followed by a close loss in the conference opener Saturday at Christopher Newport. Against Immaculata, senior Cheyenne Altland had seven kills, two solo blocks and a block assist. Sophomore Emily Pupo added a career-hig 15 digs, five service aces and two assists. Against CNU, York was led by Madyson Whitcomb as the junior had eight kills and two blocks. Senior Alexis Harbold recorded 26 digs while Gabby Emeigh dished out 20 assists and had three service aces.
The Spartan men's soccer team continued their strong play as they split their two matches for the week. On Thursday, the Spartans dropped a tough 1-0 decision at #1 Messiah. The Spartans played well against the top team in the country as the Falcons got a free kick goal from 35 yards out to edge the Green and White. York rebounded nicely on Saturday with a 2-1 win at Neumann. York opened the scoring with an Isiah Dorsey goal in the sixth minute of the game. The Knights tied the game in the 16th minute and the game would remain tied until the 87th minute when Brook Addisu recorded the game-winner off a pass from Danny Morgan.
The Spartans split their two matches for the week. The Green and White suffered a 5-2 loss to #8 Johns Hopkins at home on Wednesday night. Freshman Jenna Cholowinski assisted Caitlin Rankin on York's first goal in the 25th minute. York took a 2-1 lead as Emily Munkittrick scored her first goal of the year off a pass from Maccayla Welsh. The Blue Jays outscored the Spartans 4-0 in the second half to secure the win. York fared much better on Saturday as the Green and White rolled to a 4-0 win at Marywood. Junior captain Natalie McCarthy was outstanding with two goals and an assist in the victory. McCarthy opened the scoring in the 17th minute. Welsh followed with a goal just 43 seconds later to put York up 2-0. Erin Baier scored York's third goal off a McCarthy feed in the 56th minute. McCarthy closed out the scoring with a goal in the 59th minute.
The Spartan field hockey squad had a quiet week as the Green and White lost a 2-1 decision at Elizabethtown on Wednesday night in their lone game for the week. Junior Greta Plappert scored York's lone goal with just 2:20 remaining in the opening half. The Blue Jays got the game winner midway through the second half to snap York's two-game win streak.
Photos courtesy of Ryan Griffith and David Sinclair Photography