York rides first half to win

Stephanie Thomson © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Stephanie Thomson © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Spartans tally three times in first half for 3-1 win at McDaniel

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Megan Spangler and Allison Roush teamed up for a pair of goals 8:27 apart, breaking a 1-all deadlock and lifting York (Pa.) to a 3-1 victory over McDaniel in non-conference field hockey action on Monday.

Kaitlin Boerman (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) drew the Green Terror (3-6) even with her fourth goal of the season but the Spartans (6-4) had the answer.

After Boerman's breakaway goal off a Jessica Largent (Denton, Md./North Caroline) long pass at the 23:15 mark, Roush sent a pass through traffic that Spangler tapped home for a one-goal advantage 49 seconds later.

Off a corner in the 33rd minute, Spangler played a short pass from the top of the arc that Roush rocketed home for the final margin.

Katie Dawkins staked York to a 1-0 lead, finishing a Casey Lawrence assist at the 9:39 mark.

Both teams finished with 11 shots with 10 of McDaniel's coming in the scoreless second half.

Stephanie Thomson (Glen Burnie, Md./Chesapeake) made seven saves for the Green Terror while Claire Rekitzke had six stops for the Spartans.

McDaniel returns to action at home against Swarthmore on Saturday. Game time is 5 p.m.

Score by Period                        1            2            -            F
York (Pa.) (6-4)                                    3            0            -            3
McDaniel (3-6)                                    1            0            -            1

Scoring Summary:
Y - Katie Dawkins (Casey Lawrence), 9:39
M - Kaitlin Boerman (Jessica Largent), 23:15
Y - Megan Spangler (Allison Roush), 24:04
Y - Roush (Spangler), 32:31

Shots: Y 11, M 11. Penalty Corners: Y 8, M 6. Saves: Y 6 (Claire Rekitzke), M 7 (Stephanie Thomson).