By Luke Christiansen
YORK, Pa.—In their first ever meeting, the Southern Virginia University women's lacrosse team fell 18-3 to No. 13 York (Pa.) on Saturday afternoon at Kinsley Field.
The Spartans are seeking a third straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Sophomore Zoe Bradshaw provided all three goals for Southern Virginia, giving her a team-high 15 goals on the season. Senior Caroline Schroeder led the Knights with two draw controls on the afternoon.
Tied 0-0 in the first half, Bradshaw scored on a man up opportunity to put the Knights on the board first. York responded with a four-goal run, but Southern Virginia answered with Bradshaw's second goal. Bradshaw cut the lead to one goal with her third goal on the day, but the Spartans went on to score 14 unanswered goals.
York outshot the Knights by a 36-4 ratio and won the ground ball battle, 13-11. The Spartans also earned 19 of 22 draw controls for the game, while the Knights were able to convert on one of two man-up opportunities.
Kathryn Lyman (1-10) registered 13 saves as the goalkeeper for the Knights.
The Knights return to action this next Wednesday on the road in a matchup with CAC foe Christopher Newport. The first draw control is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Pomoco Stadium in Newport News, Va.