MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State Field Hockey team suffered a 7-2 State Universities of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) loss on Friday afternoon at Cortland State.
The host Red Dragons looked to assert themselves early in the contest, scoring just over four minutes into the contest. Cortland would go on to score twice more in the first half for the 3-0 lead.
The Red Dragons continued to flex their offensive muscle in the second half, scoring three more times before the 47 minute mark.
However, the Mustangs found an opportunity to gain some ground in the 59th minute when Elizabeth Leva (Hoosick Falls, N.Y.) redirected a short pass from Hayley Fonfara (Elma, N.Y.) into the back of the cage for her fifth goal of the season.
Less than 5 minutes later, Morrisville scored again. Emily Hunt (Harpursville, N.Y.) shot a pass into Red Dragon territory off of a restart. Lauren Kellum (Morrisville, N.Y.) chased down the pass, dribbled into traffic, eventually finding some space to get her shot off.
Unfortunately, the Mustangs could not keep the momentum going as Cortland scored once more late in the second half for the 7-2 victory.
Morrisville will look to turn things around quickly when they travel to Hartwick College for a 1 PM non-conference matchup before returning home on Wednesday for another SUNYAC contest against Oswego State at 4 PM.
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 & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.