DeSales scored the only goal of the game with less than two minutes remaining in regulation to defeat CAC champion York, 1-0, in the opening round of the 2011 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship Tournament.
The Spartans (11-6-5) played most of the game shorthanded after starting goalkeeper Ethan Kavanagh drew a red card in the 18th minute on a play outside the penalty area.
In the 88th minute, DeSales moved the ball down the right side. YCP reserve keeper Steve Handy tried to make a play on the ball inside the box, but DeSales winger Matthew Germscheid lifted a shot over the sliding keeper and into the back of the net for the win.
DeSales outshot the Spartans, 17-15. Handy was credited with four stops while DeSales keeper Colin Sulpizio denied YCP three times.
It was the seventh-straight year YCP advanced to the NCAA Championship Tournament, but the second-straight year the Spartans were shut out in the first round. Last year, Kenyon won a first-round game at York, also by a 1-0 margin.