SCRANTON, PA – The Spartan offense came alive and propelled them to a 4-0 victory at Marywood on a chilly Saturday afternoon.
Final Score: York 4 – Marywood 0
Records: York 3-5, Marywood 1-6
Shots: York 18, Marywood 12
Shots on Goal: York 13, Marywood 5
Corner Kicks: York 7, Marywood 4
Saves: York 5, Marywood 9
How It Happened:
• The Spartans got on the board first when Natalie McCarthy tallied her first of two goals on the afternoon off a header from right in front of the net in the 17th minute.
• The Spartans offense continued to overpower the Marywood defense when Natalie McCarthy played a beautiful chip pass through the defense that resulted in a blast from 18 yards out by Erin Baier to give the Spartans a 3-0 advantage in the 56th minute.
• Just over three minutes later Natalie McCarthy put her second goal in the back of the net off an assist from Rachel Wilhelm that put York comfortably ahead 4-0 and the Spartan defense held strong preserving the shutout victory.
Natalie McCarthy: 2 goals, 4 shots on goal, 4 shots
Erin Baier: 1 goal, 3 shots on goal, 5 shots
Macayla Welsh: 1 goal, 1 shot on goal, 1 shot
Julie Youngman: 2 shots on goal, 5 shots
Madison Daches: 1 shot on goal, 3 shots
Kassandra Riemer: 1 shot on goal, 1 shot
Sydney Kahn (YCP): 81 minutes played, 0 goals against, 4 saves (Win, 3-5)
Jess Wieber (YCP): 9 minutes played, 0 goals against, 1 save
Aly Moyer (MW): 59 minutes played, 4 goals against, 5 saves (Loss, 1-6)
Bella Ditoma (MW): 31 minutes played, 0 goals against, 4 saves
York is now 2-0-0 all time against the Pacers … this was their first meeting since September 7, 2013 … the four goals were the second-most scored in a game this season for the Spartans … this was the second shutout on the season for York … junior Natalie McCarthy tallied a career-high five points in the win off two goals and an assist … Erin Baier and Macayla Welsh both scored their first goals on the season … Jo Nicholson and Rachel Wilhelm also grabbed their first assists on the year …this was their first win on the road this year.
The Spartans are on the road again when they visit the Elizabethtown College Blue Jays on Wednesday. Kick off slated for 7:00 pm in Elizabethtown, Pa.