Spartans Sprint Past Royals in Non-Conference Play

YORK, Pa.-York College of Pennsylvania bolted out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back en route to a 17-4 victory over The University of Scranton in non-conference men's lacrosse action Wednesday afternoon.

Sophomore attacker Tyler Hutson (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) scored two of his game-high five goals in the first period and senior midfielder Corey Cooke (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley), sophomore midfield Blake Bing (Monrovia, Md./Urbana), sophomore attacker Tyler Davis (Finksburg, Md./Westminster), and freshman attacker Dakota Randall (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa) contributed two apiece as the Spartans improved to 2-0.

Senior attacker Taylor Nelson (Chester Springs, Pa./Downingtown East) led the Royals, now 1-1, with a goal and an assist and junior attacker Gus Sturm (Devon, Pa./Conestoga), senior midfielder Dillon McInerney (Hawthorne, NJ/Bergen Catholic), and freshman midfielder Alec Mikrut (Belle Mead, NJ/Montgomery) chipped in a goal apiece.

Leading 6-2 at intermission, York broke it open with eight goals in the third period, including two from Hutson. Overall, the Spartans out-shot the Royals, 41-23, held a 26-20 advantage in ground ball, and won 14 of 25 face-offs.

Scranton senior goalkeeper Ben Worthington (Jenkintown, Pa./Archbishop Wood) made eight saves in over 36 minutes of action before giving way to freshman Nicholas McKaba (Long Valley, NJ/West Morris), who stopped four shots.

Freshman Christian Koch (Sykesville, Md./Century) was one of three goalkeepers to see action for the Spartans. He made six saves in nearly 53 minutes of action.

The Royals will return to action this Saturday, March 2, against Muhlenberg College beginning at 12:00 noon at Fitzpatrick Field.

News & Notes: Taylor's goal and assist today give him 95 points in his career, which is tied for 23rd all-time in Scranton history ... Royals are now 0-2 lifetime against York College ... senior Tim Cleary (Shrewsbury, NJ/Christian Brothers Academy) finished with a team-high four ground balls and had an assist on Nelson's goal in the third period ... Scranton committed six of its 15 turnovers in the first period.


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