YORK, Pa. – The York College men's lacrosse team suffered a no-shame 22-3 loss to a talented #1 Salisbury University squad Wednesday afternoon in York. With the defeat the Spartans drop to 3-4 on the season and 0-2 Capital Athletic Conference play while the top-ranked Sea Gulls remain unbeaten at 9-0 and pick up their first CAC triumph (1-0).
Matt Cannone led the potent Salisbury attack as he tallied 11 points on seven goals and four assists. In the second and third periods, Cannone went on quite a spurt as he scored six of the Sea Gulls' seven goals between the 5:28 mark of the second quarter and the 5:04 mark of the third. Three of his four helpers came in the first half. Cannone now has 27 goals and 21 assists on the season.
Salisbury had three other players each score three goals as Sam Bradman, Erik Krum, and Kyle Quist each found the back of the net on a trio of occasions.
The Spartans were in the game through the first quarter as Salisbury only held a 4-1 advantage through the first 15 minutes. Tyler Hutson notched the first of his two goals on the day with 7:11 remaining in the first quarter to draw the Green and White to within two at 3-1.
However, a last first quarter tally from Krum sparked a 5-0 Sea Gull run and with 7:06 to play in the second, Salisbury was up 8-1.
Sporting an 11-2 advantage at the half, Salisbury grew their lead throughout the latter frames and finished with the 22-3 CAC victory.
The Sea Gulls, who won 19-of-29 face-offs, led in shots 44-26 while they also collected 44 ground balls – 11 in each quarter.
Tyler Roy put together a quality effort for the Green and White at the face-off "X" as he went 9-for-20.
After a suffering a pair of losses to nationally ranked conference opponents, the Spartans will look to get back into the win column on Saturday, March 24. York travels to CAC foe Wesley on Saturday for a 4:00 pm contest in Dover, Del.
PHOTO: Tyler Roy cradles the ball during York's contest against Salisbury on Wednesday afternoon. Courtesy of Scott Guise - York College (Pa.) Director of Athletic Communications.