YAIAA top performers, April 14
Shutouts? Yes, shutouts. Several of them, actually.
In Thursday's girls' lacrosse action, York Catholic blanked York Suburban, 17-0, with 11 players recording goals. The Irish defense limited the Trojans to just two shots on goal. Kennard-Dale shutout Central, 17-0, behind a four-goal, four-assist performance by Emmie Dressel. Maddie Day added five goals for the Rams.
On the baseball diamond, Dallastown and Central York both picked up shutout victories behind Riley Hamberger (Dallastown) who struck out 12 and Alex Myers (Central) who tallied 13 strikeouts.
And there were four softball shutouts, including one at South Western where visiting pitcher Julia Wivell struck out seven without issuing a walk in a complete-game win for Spring Grove. Delone Catholic's Cassie Rickrode struck out 13 batters in a 3-0 Squirette win against York County Tech.
Susquehannock played a man down for more than 15 minutes but still squeaked out a 7-6 win over West York in a rematch of last season's YAIAA title game thanks to 20 saves from Nick Chamberlin. ... Spring Grove's Tanner Bolton scored eight times and teammate Bryce Kephart added eight assists in the Rockets' 15-6 win against rival South Western. ... Red Lion's Sam Emig and Jac Gemmill combined for nine goals and 11 assists in a 20-6 win against New Oxford.
Red Lion outlasted New Oxford, 16-15, in overtime. Alyssa Adams scored six goals -- including the game-winner in overtime -- to counter New Oxford's Braxtin Reddinger, who tallied seven. ... Laura Silver, who leads the league in save percentage, stopped 20 shots for South Western in a 15-10 win against Spring Grove.
Northeastern handled upstart York Suburban in three games...Central York held off red-hot Red Lion after dropping the first game.