MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State Field Hockey team hit the road for the first time in 2017 as they traveled to St. Lawrence for a non-conference contest.
The young squad traded shots with hosts early, but it was the Saints fourth shot that found the back of the cage for the early 1-0 lead at the 8:56 mark. The Mustangs looked to even the score at the 20:22 mark when Emily Hunt (Harpursville, N.Y.) drew a penalty corner, but her shot off the corner play was denied by the Saints goalie. Hayley Fonfara (Elma, N.Y.) also looked to even the score eight minutes later, but her shot was also turned away.
An aggressive offensive attack by St. Lawrence kept the Mustangs on defense for most of the second half. The Saints pounded the Morrisville cage with 23 shots, 10 of which were on goal. However, despite the attack, Emma Gottung (Caroga Lake, N.Y.) denied every shot she faced in the second half. Gottung finished with 18 saves.
Morrisville will turn their attention to their next road test in a match up against Wells College on Saturday afternoon. The Mustangs will open up conference play on Wednesday, September 13 at home against New Paltz.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.