TORONTO -- The York University Lions hoisted the Sam Davidson Memorial Trophy for the second year in a row after a 2-0 victory over the UNB Varsity Reds on Sunday in the men's CIS soccer championship.

The win gives the Lions their fifth CIS title in program history and marks the first time they have won back-to-back national championships.

For the Varsity Reds, the silver medal is the program's best finish in 35 years. UNB won the Davidson Trophy in 1980 in its only other appearance in the championship match.

"The team had a lot of pressure to endure all year, being the hosts of the tournament and defending champions, but it just shows how much character and hard work was put in by these boys to make it happen," said York head coach Carmine Isacco, who has now won four national banners since he took over the reigns of the squad back in 2007.

Michael Cox put York ahead 1-0 in the 25th minute when he finished off a play from a seemingly impossible angle. It was his fourth goal of the tournament and he was named championship MVP at the end of the match.

"It feels great to win a national title in my first year as a Lion," said Cox, who scored a hat trick against Cape Breton in Thursday's quarter-final round. "We created a legacy here today that we can build off of in the years to come."

Dena Iezady added a second goal for the Lions in the 90th minute to put the match away.

York also won the Davidson Trophy in 2010, 2008 and 1977.

In Vancouver, the Trinity Western Spartans were beaten in the women's championship match for the second year in a row, falling 3-0 to the UBC Thunderbirds.

Madison Guy opened the scoring in the 18th for UBC when she placed the ball to the top left corner of the net and Shayla Chorney made it 2-0 before halftime.

Taylor Shannik added another in 65th minute while Olivia De Goede made three saves for the clean sheet.