The Spartan men's soccer team had another good week as they went 1-0-1. The Green and White now sports an overall record of 9-3-2 and 2-0-2 in the Capital Athletic Conference. On Wednesday, the Spartans tied PSU Harrisburg 1-1 as Barak Amige tallied a brilliant first half goal for the Spartan tally. On Saturday, Nathan Bilbie matched Amige with a highlight goal of his own as he hit a bomb for the game's lone goal in York's 1-0 victory at Christopher Newport. Sophomore netminder Billy Bridegum had another great week as he notched three saves in the draw with the Lions. He followed that with five saves and a clean sheet against the Captains.
The Spartan field hockey squad continued to roll as they won both matches for the week. York shutout St. Mary's 4-0 Tuesday on the road and followed by stunning #10 Christopher Newport 2-1 in overtime on Saturday. In the win over the Seahawks, junior Greta Plappert scored twice as she notched the first and third goals for the Spartans. Freshman Sam Collis scored York's second goal while fellow frosh Emily Shilling scored York's fourth goal. Goalie Sam Keating notched the shutout with six saves. Against CNU, freshman Dana Meehling opened the scoring late in the first half off a pass from Plappert. The Captains tied the game in the second half but Meehling struck again in overtime as she put home a penalty stroke to earn York's fifth straight win. Keating made five saves to upend the #10 Captains.
The Spartan volleyball squad went 2-1 on the week as they defeated Dickinson 3-0 at home on Wednesday evening. They took the road Saturday where they fell to host Frostburg 3-0 in the opener but bounced back to down Pitt-Bradford 3-1 in the nightcap. In the win over the Red Devils, Tyler Williams had 10 kills and 14 digs while Jordyn Cotone added six kills and 10 digs. Senior Heather Secrist added 16 digs. In the loss to FSU, senior Brooke Krebs was brilliant with 13 kills and 17 digs while Secrist had 20 digs. In the win over Pitt-Bradford, senior Eryn Brady banged out 17 kills while Madyson Whitcomb chipped in with 11 kills and four block assists. Cotone picked up a career-high 19 digs while Secrist had 24 digs.
Men's Cross Country
The York College men's cross country squad had a strong showing at the loaded Inter-Regional Border Battle hosted by Rowan University on Saturday. Senior Ray Smith led the Spartans with a personal best time as he placed 24th with a time of 25:35.3. Senior Matt Zubrycki was York's second finisher as he placed 70th overall with a time of 26:07.5. That time for the Spartan senior was a personal best for him. Freshman Benjamin Russell had a breakout day as he posted a time of 26:53.9, a big-time personal best for the first-year Spartan. Russell finished 152nd with that time. He finished strong for York with a strong finishing kick enabling him to record the new PR.
Women's Cross Country
The York College women's cross country squad had a very good day at the grueling Inter-Regional Border Battle hosted by Rowan University on Saturday. The Spartans finished 11th of 39 teams as the Green and White totaled 343 points. York got a pair of top PRs from their top two finishers as Taylor Barkdoll and Jess DelViscio finished back-to-back. Barkdoll recorded a time of 22:43.1, good for 50th place. DelViscio was 0.1 second behind her teammate in 51st place. Freshman Jordan Haberstroh was York's next finisher as she crossed the line in a time of 23:08.1, good for a 73rd place finish. Senior Alayna De Bruin was next, posting a time of 23:16.8 to finish 89th.
The Spartan women's soccer team continued to play well this week as they split their two matches for the week. On Wednesday, the Spartans picked up a 2-0 win at Harrisburg in CAC action. The Spartans suffered a 4-0 road loss at #25 Christopher Newport on Saturday afternoon in Newport News. Against Harrisburg, the Spartans scored a pair of late goals. Caitlin Rankin converted a Harrisburg turnover deep in their defensive third for York's first goal in the 88th minute. Emily Munkittrick put home an insurance goal with 11 seconds left in regulation to give York the 2-0 win. Sophomore Jess Wieber earned the clean sheet with three saves for the Spartans.
The Spartan picked up their second straight tournament win on Sunday as they captured the title at the Revolutionary Collegiate Classic hosted by Ursinus.The Spartans shot a tournament best 320 on Sunday as they won the event by 29 strokes. York shot a combined score of 667 as they easily outdistanced Jefferson University as the Rams finished at 696. York's Sunday score was 14 strokes better than the next best squad. The victory is the second this season and the third in the two-year history of the varsity women's golf program at York. Freshman Shelby Tapman finished second overall as she carded a six-over-par 77 for a two-day total of 158. Freshman Jordan Koller had another strong showing after winning the Greene Turtle Classic last week. Koller tied for third as she finished with a two-day total of 165.
The York College women's tennis team saw their 2018 fall campaign come to an end on Tuesday with an 8-1 loss to Goucher College. The loss was the Spartans' first of the fall as they finish with a record of 5-1. York's lone victory came from Caroline Marderness in the fifth singles match as she outlasted Ali Tomasevich 7-6 (11-9), 6-2.
The York College men's tennis squad saw their 2018 fall season come to a close with a 6-3 setback against Goucher College on Tuesday afternoon in York. The Spartans' lone singles win came from senior Sam Innerst as he earned a 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 win over Elliot Diehl in the second singles match.
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