NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Spartan offense struck early and often, tallying five unanswered goals in the first quarter, and the No. 16 York College men's lacrosse team rounded out the regular season with a 15-8 victory at Christopher Newport on Saturday afternoon.
York (14-3, 6-1 CAC) recorded its 14th victory of the season, setting a new school record for wins in a season, breaking the old record of 13 set last season. The Spartans also set new school records for most points in a season (351) and assists in a season (136). Both records were also set in the 2013 season.
On a day where records fell, junior attacker Tyler Davis set a record of his own by tallying a career high five goals, in addition to one assist.
York went on a 5-0 in the first quarter as Davis notched three of his game-high five goals and received two additional goals form Tyler Hutson and Chris Valera. Andrew Gamble dished out three assists and James Lowe handed out one assist on the first quarter goals.
Christopher Newport (10-5, 3-4) opened up the second-quarter scoring, but York answered right back with two more goals by Lowe and Davis to take a 7-1 lead into the locker room.
The Spartans and Captains each tallied a pair of goals in the third quarter before man-up goal by Hutson gave York the 3-2 scoring advantage for the quarter. Joseph Joseph and Dakota Randall both got on the score sheet with assists in the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, the Captains out-shot the Spartans, 14-10 and matched the Spartans in goals, 5-5, but none of that played a factor on the outcome as York entered the final quarter with a 10-3 advantage.
Jaimie Lilly became the sixth Spartan goal scorer in the game with the final two tallies for York as he received helpers from Seth Krolus and Christopher Lees.
Caleb Abney picked up the win in net for the Spartans. He improves to 14-3. He allowed four goals, on 14 shots with 10 saves.
York will enter the CAC Men's Lacrosse Tournament as the No. 2 seed and will receive a first-round bye. The Spartans will face the winner of the Christopher Newport-Mary Washington game on Saturday. Game time has yet to be determined.