YORK, Pa. – The York College men's lacrosse team suffered their second consecutive loss Wednesday afternoon, falling to visiting Catholic 15-9 at Kinsley Field. The defeat drops the Spartans to 4-2 on the season while the Cardinals improve to 6-1.
Jimmy Sinnot led the way for the visitors as he posted five of Catholic's 15 goals. Sinnot, who also added an assist in the contest, proved a menace on the offensive end as he recorded 12 shots against the Spartan defense.
York notched the game's first two scores as York went up 2-0 just 2:12 into the contest. John Dubois and Jason Underwood provided the tallies for the Green and White, but these two scores would prove the only time the Spartans owned a lead during the contest.
Following a Catholic timeout, the Cardinals went on a blistering 9-0 that spanned two quarters. Chris Fuccillo's goal with 4:20 remaining in the second quarter gave Catholic a 9-2 advantage.
York's James Lowe stemmed the tide with his 11th score of the season with 1:30 to play before the break, but the Spartans still trailed by a significant 9-3 margin.
That six-goal deficit quickly ballooned to nine as the Cardinals scored the first three goals of the third quarter. Brendan Englert's tally with 5:50 to go in the third gave Catholic the 12-3 lead.
Showing outstanding grit, the Green and White did provide a late comeback bid during the latter part of the third and into the fourth. Beginning with Seth Krolus' first collegiate score at the 4:09 mark in the third, the Spartans embarked on a six-goal spurt to whittle the Cardinal advantage to 12-9 with 6:13 to play. Jimmy Langton notched three of those goals, including back-to-back scores, to bring York to within three.
However, that would be as close as the Spartans would come as Catholic posted the game's last three goals to bring the final result to 15-9.
On the bright side for the Spartans, senior captain Josh Gamble became the program's all-time leader in career points. Gamble assisted on Langton's third goal of the day to bring his total to a record-breaking 152. The senior surpasses Scott Hermes' mark of 151 set back in 2002.
The Spartans will look to quickly get back in the win column on Saturday, March 19, as they embark on a stretch on six straight Capital Athletic Conference contests. York travels to Frostburg State for the first of those games with the opening whistle slated for 1:00 pm.
PHOTO: Josh Gamble recorded his record-breaking 152nd-career point on Wednesday against Catholic. Courtesy of Theresa Dark - York College athletic communications contributing photographer.