YORK, PA – The York College women's lacrosse team opens their voyage in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday afternoon as they host Misericordia University in a Mother's Day matinee at 1:00 pm at Kinsley Field. Misericordia earned their way into the game with their 12-10 win over Endicott in the opening round of the tournament on Saturday afternoon in York.
#6 York (Pa.): 15-5
SCOUTING THE SPARTANS
Head Coach: Jen Muston – 12th Season (157-68, 69.9%)
National Ranking: #6 in the IWLCA Coaches Poll
Spartan Offensive Leaders
Meghan Fox: 79 points, 59 goals, 20 assists, 7-for-20 FPS, 26 ground balls, 19 draw controls
Devin Hursey: 70 points, 30 goals, 40 assists, 9-for-15 FPS, 25 ground balls
Regan Cook: 58 points, 45 goals, 13 assists, 6-for-19 FPS, 27 ground balls
Celly Arthur: 41 points, 19 goals, 22 assists, 2-for-4 FPS, 14 ground balls
Caitlin Rankin: 37 points, 30 goals, 7 assists, 8-for-21 FPS, 25 ground balls 17 caused turnovers
Spartan Defensive Leaders
Nicole Clauter: 25 caused turnovers, 49 ground balls, 96 draw controls
Claudia DiVenti: 16 caused turnovers, 18 ground balls, 100 draw controls
Alyssa Rankin: 13 caused turnovers, 24 ground balls
Alexis Hart: 11 caused turnovers, 17 ground balls, 29 draw controls
Abby Smith: 1,066:23 minutes played, 150 goals against, 8.01 goals against average, 149 saves, 49.8% save percentage, Record of 15-5
SCOUTING THE COUGARS
Head Coach: Mat Faas – 1st Season (15-5)
Cougar Offensive Leaders
Kaila Quinlvan: 100 points, 64 goals, 36 assists, 1 GWG, 7-for-12 FPS, 33 ground balls
Amy Roth: 62 points, 39 goals, 23 assists, 3 GWG, 7-for-20 FPS, 15 ground balls
Justine Johnson: 54 points, 33 goals, 21 assists, 6-for-13 FPS, 24 ground balls
Kristen Ritter: 36 points, 7 goals, 36 assists, 5 GWG, 10-for-18 FPS, 37 ground balls
Katie Reilly: 34 points, 19 goals, 15 assists, 2-for-4 FPS, 17 groundballs
Lauren Weitzel: 31 points, 21 goals, 10 assists, 0-for-7 FPS, 37 ground balls, 36 draw controls, 27 caused turnovers
Cougar Defensive Leaders
Brianna Ladner: 85 draw controls, 48 ground balls, 24 caused turnovers
Nicole Winter: 17 caused turnovers, 39 ground balls, 3 draw controls, 3 goals
Biranna Fox: 13 caused turnovers, 15 ground balls, 1 draw control
Maggie McGovern: 974:54 minutes played, 137 goals against, 8.43 goals against average, 133 saves, .493% save percentage, Record 15-5
Tale of the Tape
Games Played: York 20, MU 20
Goals: York 281, MU 305
Assists: York 157, MU 134
Goals Per Game: York 14.05, MU 15.25
Shots: York 625, MU 677
Shooting Percentage: York 45.0%, MU 45.1%
Shots on Goal: York 466, MU 493
Shots on Goal Percentage: York 74.6%, MU 79.9%
Free Position Shots-Goals: York 39-for-113, MU 54-for-119
Free Position Percentage: York 34.5%, MU 45.4%
Ground Balls: York 361, MU 452
Turnovers: York 288, MU 346
Caused Turnovers: York 154, MU 206
Clears: York 305-for-344, MU 291-for-373
Goals Against: York 162, MU 169
Goals Against Average: York 8.01, MU 8.46
Save Percentage: York 50.0%, MU 46.7%
LAST TIME WE MET
You have to go all the way back to 2008 to find the last time that the Cougars and Spartans have met on the lacrosse field. The Spartans are 3-0 against the Cougars as York posted a 20-9 win on April 3, 2008, which was the first year for current Spartan head coach Jen Muston. The Spartans won the other two games between the teams 17-10 (March 14, 2007) and 16-4 (March 14, 2006 in the inaugural varsity season for the Spartans).
SPARTANS IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
The Spartans are making their eighth consecutive NCAA tournament appearance with all eight appearances having come under head coach Jen Muston … the Spartans are 8-7 all-time in the NCAA tournament and are 4-2 in second round games in their tournament history …York is 5-0 all-time in the NCAA Tournament at Kinsley Field.
The Capital Athletic Conference women's lacrosse champion York College placed seven Spartans on the 2019 All-CAC teams as announced by the league office. In addition to the seven all-league players, head coach Jen Muston earned the CAC Coach of the Year award while senior defender Nicole Clauter was named the CAC Player of the Year for the second time in her career.
Five Spartans earned first-team honors as Meghan Fox, Regan Cook, Devin Hursey, and Claudia DiVenti joined Clauter on the first team. Seniors Caitlin Rankin and Abby Smith were selected to the second team.
The Spartans have a number of players who are high on the individual career charts … junior Meghan Fox is third in career points (196), tied for third in career goals (155), tied for eighth in career assists (41), and first in game-winning goals (13) … fellow junior Regan Cook ranks sixth in career points (138), fifth in career goals (113), and third in game-winning goals (11) … junior Devin Hursey is fifth in points (157), first in assists (83), and fourth in free position goals (30) … senior Nicole Clauter is first in career draw controls (312), fourth in caused turnovers (87), first in career games started (79) and tied for first in games played … senior Claudia DiVenti is fourth in draw controls (170) … senior goalie is first in career save percentage (.503%), second in goals against average (7.05) and fifth in career wins (15).
The winner of Sunday's game will advance to face the winner of the St. John Fisher / Brockport second round game in next weekend's Sweet 16. Fisher and Brockport will play Sunday at 1:00 pm at St. John Fisher.