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York College men's lacrosse season comes to close with NCAA Division III Elite Eight loss

STAFF REPORT

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

Jake Hvazda

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.