The nationally ranked York College men's lacrosse team made history Wednesday afternoon by winning the program's first NCAA Division III tournament game.

The host Spartans, appearing the big dance for the first time in program history, defeated visiting Susquehanna University, 8-3, in an opening-round contest.

York led the entire way, going up 2-0 in the first quarter, pushing the advantage to 4-1 at halftime, and leading 6-2 after three quarters.

Tyler Hutson and Seth Krolus each scored a pair of goals to pace the Spartan attack, while goalie Caleb Abney made nine stops in the net. York (16-4), ranked No. 11 in the country in the latest NCAA D-III rankings, will now travel to face No. 2 Salisbury (18-1) on Saturday at noon in the Sweet 16 round of the tournament. Salisbury was one of two teams to receive a first-round bye in the tournament.

This will mark the third time York and Salisbury will square off this season, with Salisbury having beaten York in the regular season back in March and in the Capital Athletic Conference championship game last Saturday, giving Salisbury its third CAC title in the last four seasons.

Salisbury is coming off an appearance in the D-III Final Four in last year's national tournament after having won the national title in 2011 and 2012.