No. 10 Spartans Hold Back the Red Devils

(York, Pa.) Dickinson suffered a 9-4 setback to #10-ranked York on Thursday afternoon as the Spartans improved to 6-1 on the season.

Kim Wayson put the Spartans on the board, scoring just 42 seconds into the contest. The Devils answered just four minutes later a sophomore Ali Dawson (Carle Place, N.Y./Carle Place) scored off an assist from Kara Glazer (Towson, Md./Towson) at the 25:39 mark.

Megan Stine added a goal to put York back in front with 22:43 remaining in the half. Both defenses took over as the game went scoreless until the 7:24 mark. Stine fed Sarah Castle and Wayson converted a free-position with 27 seconds to play in the half to give the hosts a 4-1 advantage at the break.

The Spartans tallied a pair of scores around a goal from sophomore Carly O'Brien (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton Day School) to open the second half, stretching the lead to 6-2, with 21:10 remaining in the game.

Jocelyn Hudson added the third free position goal of the game to extend the lead to 7-2, with 12:40 left to play. Sophomore Kelly Haglund (Chevy Chase, Md./Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart) broke up the run with an unassisted goal at the 10:08 mark.

Jenna Hiponia netted back-to-back goals before O'Brien struck again to make the final, 9-4.

Senior Chloe Golod (Huntington, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) turned in a strong performance on defense, controlling five ground balls and causing three turnovers on the day. First-year Moira Mahoney (Wayne, Pa./Radnor) also played well for the Red Devils, picking-up a game-high six ground balls to go with a pair of caused turnovers.

O'Brien led the way on attack, netting her 20th goal of the season. Sophomore Grace Morelli (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) was solid in the nets, making 13 saves on the day.

Megan Strauch controlled five ground balls for York while Ashley Smith made seven saves in goal.

The Red Devils slip to 4-3 overall. They open Centennial Conference play on Saturday, traveling to Bryn Mawr College for a 1:00 pm start.


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