ARLINGTON, VA-The York College men’s soccer team continued to rebound from Saturday’s disappointing loss to Salisbury as the Spartans defeated Marymount University 4-0 in Capital Athletic Conference action on Wednesday in Arlington, VA. The Spartans have outscored their last two opponents 15-0 as they improve to 11-1 overall and 4-1 in the conference. The Saints fall to 6-5 overall and 2-1 in the conference.
The Spartans got on the board early as Jon Ports (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) created a penalty kick as he was taken down in the box just under five minutes into the game. Ports was stoned on the penalty kick but he drilled home the rebound, giving the Spartans the 1-0 lead.
The remainder of the first half was scoreless as the Spartans were unable to convert a number of quality chances in the half. York outshot Marymount 14-2 in the frame as they led 1-0 at the break.
The second half saw the Spartans tally their second goal just 1:59 into the stanza. Lucas Emil (Parsippany, N.J./Morris Catholic) fed Kurt Lane (Cochranville, Pa./Octorara) with a beautiful pass that Lane finished off for the goal.
York added a pair of goals in a 37-second span in the 76th minute. Ports hit a cross that junior Mike Whalen (Philadelphia, Pa./LaSalle) finished on the far post for the Spartans’ third goal. Senior Jason Mancuso (Toms River, N.J./Toms River North) finished off the scoring with an unassisted goal 75:51 into the game.
York finished the game holding a 28-4 bulge in shots while they also held a 3-0 advantage in corner kicks.
Junior Kyle Marks (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) and sophomore Ryan Hock (Brookeville, Md./Sherwood) combined to post the win in goal. Marks played 82:20 minutes and made three saves. Hock played the final 7:40 minutes of the game and was not forced to make a stop. William Brahmstedt was tagged with the loss as he made 13 saves for the Saints.
The Spartans return to action on Saturday as they host St. Mary’s College in a key conference contest. Kick off at Graham Field is set for 2:30 pm.