YORK, Pa. – The Salisbury University men's soccer team concluded its regular season slate with a 5-0 loss against York College of Pennsylvania on Wednesday night in Capital Athletic Conference play.
York (10-5-2, 3-2-2 CAC) got on the board in the eighth minute as Marc Murgo headed in Barak Amige's free kick from just outside the 18 for the early 1-0 lead.
The Spartans added another in the 33rd minute. After the Sea Gulls (11-3-2, 4-2-1 CAC) cleared the ball following a free kick, Nathan Bilbie sent a shot back in from 20 yards out to make it 2-0.
York took the 2-0 lead into halftime, outshooting Salisbury 6-4 in the process. Ryan Spadin accounted for three of the four Salisbury shots.
The Sea Gulls had a sequence of quality opportunities 12 minutes into the second half. Matt Hawkins ripped a shot from the top of the box, but the York goalkeeper came up with a diving save. Stephen White was there for the rebound, but his put-back attempt was turned away as well.
The Spartans quickly countered and scored on a loose ball in front of the net following a save by Trevor Brookhart. The goal, which came in the 59th minute, gave York a 3-0 lead.
The scoring was capped by York with two goals in a span of 1:05 with less than seven minutes remaining in regulation, making the score final at 5-0.
The five goals are the most the Sea Gulls have given up all season and just the second time they have allowed more than one goal in a game.
Salisbury will be the third-seeded team in the CAC tournament and will host sixth-seeded Christopher Newport University on Saturday, October 27 at 2 p.m.