The Spartan women's golf squad had an outstanding weekend as they won the Greene Turtle Classic as freshman Jordan Koller earned individual medalist honors. Koller recorded her first collegiate championship as she shot a two-day total of 151. Koller notched a 77 on Saturday and followed that with a 74 to win the title. Koller edged out teammate Anna Moore who set a new school record with her one-over-par 72 as she finished one stroke back of Koller at 152. Freshman Shelby Tapman, who set the single round school record on Saturday with a 75, shot an 81 on Sunday to finish with a score of 156, tying her for fifth in the tournament.
The Spartans kept rolling as they earned a pair of shutout wins this past week. The Green and White earned a 1-0 road win over Kean on Wednesday. York then returned home for the first time in six matches and posted a 5-0 win over Southern Virginia on Saturday. In the win over Kean, Barak Amige found the back of the cage in the 11th minute to give the Spartans the victory. Against Southern Virginia, Keith Witherell scored York's first goal in the opening half and then made it 2-0 early in the second. Nathan Bilbie, Travis Gould, and Dan Bechtel also scored for York. Devin Weiner earned the shutout in goal against Kean while Billy Bridegum, Weiner and Trevor Hogan posted the shutout against SVU.
The Spartans had a solid week as they went 1-1. York opened the week with a hard-fought 1-0 loss to #6 TCNJ at Graham Field. They followed that with an impressive 4-0 win over Southern Virginia on Saturday. In the loss to TCNJ, the Spartans played a solid match but couldn't overcome an airtight Lion defense that has held down opponents all year. On Saturday, senior captain Caitlin Rankin had a career day with a goal and a school-record tying three assists. Freshman Caitlyn Findlay scored a pair of goals for the Spartans while Natalie McCarthy also scored for York. The goalie tandem of Jess Weiber and Sydney Kahn played well for the Green and White. Weiber recorded eight saves in the match against TCNJ while Kahn notched the shutout win against SVU.
The Spartan volleyball squad split their two matches for the week as they defeated Gettysburg in a thrilling five set match. York then fell to CAC foe Mary Washington on Saturday in a tightly played three set match. Against the Bullets, Brooke Krebs had 17 kills to lead the Spartans while Madyson Whitcomb added 14 kills and three solo blocks. Alexis Harbold added 41 digs while Gabby Emeigh had 33 assists. Against Mary Washington, Tyler Williams led the Green and White with 7 kills while Krebs had 12 digs and five kills.
The Spartans had a great week with a pair of wins as they have now won three straight. York went on the road and defeated Stevenson 3-2 on Wednesday afternoon. The Spartans then kept rolling with a 3-0 win over Juniata on Sunday. In the win over the Mustangs, Greta Plappert opened the scoring just 3:19 into the game. York quickly made it 2-0 on a Sam Collis goal at the 4:41 mark. Dana Meehling made it 3-0 just under 16 minutes into the game. The Mustangs scored twice but York hung on to earn the win. On Sunday, senior Lindsay Nye opened the scoring just 3:54 into the match to put York on top. Meehling scored York's second goal and Plappert closed out the scoring in the 53rd minute as York recorded the shutout win.
The Spartan men's golf squad finished fifth at this weekend's Mason Dixon Collegiate Invitational at the Bridges Golf Club in Abbottstown, PA. The Spartans were paced by freshman Casey Leebrick and senior Tyler Newton as they each finished with a two-day total of 148. Leebrick shot a four-over-par 76 on Sunday to finish with his 148. Newton, after shooting a one-under-par 71 on Saturday, shot a 77 on Sunday to finish tied with Leebrick in 8th place.
The Spartan men's tennis squad earned a 9-0 win over Catholic University in their lone match for the week. The Spartans swept the three doubles matches, winning 8-4, 8-5, and 8-2 to take the 3-0 lead. York then won all the singles matches in straight sets to earn the 9-0 victory.
The Spartans women's tennis team won a thrilling 5-4 match at Catholic University on Sunday in Washington. For the first time this year, the Spartans trailed after the doubles matches as the Cardinals captured the first and second doubles while the team of Hannah Shinsky and Caroline Marderness posted a third doubles win for York. The Spartans opened singles play with a win from Rachel Wagner at first singles but the Cardinals won the third singles and then the second singles to take a 4-2 lead in the match. York responded by winning the fourth, fifth and sixth singles matches to earn the team win. Chloe Doyle won the fourth singles match and Shinsky followed with a 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 fifth singles win. Marderness closed out the match with a 6-3, 6-3 sixth singles victory.
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