Spartan Offense Explodes in 4-0 Rout At Marywood

Natalie McCarthy photo courtesy of David Sinclair photography
Natalie McCarthy photo courtesy of David Sinclair photography

SCRANTON, PA – The Spartan offense came alive and propelled them to a 4-0 victory at Marywood on a chilly Saturday afternoon.


Match #8

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. 

• It only took York 43 seconds to double their lead when Macayla Welsh tapped in a pass in front of the goal by Jo Nicholson to give the Spartans a 2-0 lead that would remain until halftime.

• 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.


Spartan Leaders

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


Pacer Leaders

Julie Youngman: 2 shots on goal, 5 shots

Madison Daches: 1 shot on goal, 3 shots

Kassandra Riemer: 1 shot on goal, 1 shot


Goalie Comparison

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.


Up Next

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.