W&L Field Hockey Falls to York (Pa.), 2-1

LEXINGTON, Va. – York College jumped out to a 2-0 lead and held on for a 2-1 victory over Washington and Lee in field hockey action on Saturday afternoon at the W&L Turf Field.

The Spartans (2-2) jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 18:13 mark of the first period when senior forward Sandee Reich (Pitman, N.J./Glassboro) took the ball off a penalty corner, carried into the middle of the arc and beat W&L senior goalkeeper Kirsten Kyne (Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven) with a 12-yard shot.

York increased its lead to 2-0 just 1:30 into the second period when junior forward Madi Wilt (Harwood, Md./Kent Island) scored off an assist from Reich.  The game then experienced a 30-minute lightning delay just 2:04 after Wilt's goal.

The Generals (1-2) cracked the scoreboard at 59:07 when first-year forward Charlotte MacDonald (Bluemont, Va./Foxcroft) directed a feed from first-year forward Claire Townsley (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) past York sophomore keeper Brittany Alvarado (South Plainfield, N.J./South Plainfield) for her first career goal, but it would not be enough as the Spartans held on for the win.

York held an 18-12 advantage in shots, while W&L posted an 11-9 edge in penalty corners.  Kyne notched seven saves in 70 minutes in the cage, while Alvarado also recorded seven stops while playing the duration.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday as it hosts Johns Hopkins for a 12:00 pm contest.

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