YORK, Pa. – The No. 7 Salisbury University men's lacrosse team dropped a 15-6 decision at No. 2 York College of Pennsylvania in each team's Capital Athletic Conference opener on Saturday.
The top-10 matchup was all it was expected to be through the opening 30 minutes, with the top two scoring defenses in the CAC stepping forward. The game was even at 3-3 at halftime after neither team scored in the opening quarter and the teams traded goals in the second.
Gwin scored the first goal of the second half, just nine seconds into the third period, but it marked the final lead of the day for Salisbury, with the Spartans running off four straight, three of which were man-up goals.
Gwin scored again, with just under 12 minutes to play in the third, momentarily stalling the run by York (8-1, 1-0 CAC), but the Spartans scored the next four goals to take an 11-5 lead into the final quarter.
The three goals marked Gwin's fourth hat trick of the year to lead Salisbury's offensive effort, while Wongus finished with a pair and Melton had the two assists.
The Sea Gulls are back in action on Wednesday, March 28 as they will host Wesley College at Sea Gull Stadium beginning at 7 p.m.