What has arguably been the most successful season in York College men's lacrosse history came to a close Wednesday night.

The Spartans dropped a 12-7 decision to Rochester Institute of Technology in an NCAA Division III Elite Eight contest in New York.

The Spartans fell behind 7-1 in the first half and could never recover, although, after the slow start, the Spartans outscored the Tigers 6-5.

York was outshot in the game, 43-21. RIT also had big edges in face-offs won (16 for 22) and ground balls (31-15).

The Spartans came into the game ranked No. 2 in NCAA Division III by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, while RIT was No. 1.

RIT improved to 21-0, while York's season ends at 19-3. The Spartans' season included a Capital Athletic Conference regular-season title. The Elite Eight appearance ties York's best-ever NCAA performance.

Jake Hvazda led York with a goal and two assists, Dillon Hannah added two goals. Spartans goalie Landry Marshall added 17 saves in a losing effort.

Kyle Killen had five goals and an assist to power RIT, which now advances to the NCAA D-III Final Four.