ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men's lacrosse team used an explosive third quarter to get past host SUNY Geneseo 9-8 for the upset Saturday afternoon in Rochester.
The win is the third straight for the Mustangs, who currently sit 3-0 on the season. Geneseo drops its opener.
Six Mustangs posted scores on the day, including Tom Rosaschi (East Syracuse, N.Y.) who notched the hat-trick, leading the way with three goals. Jeremy Beresovoy (Jamesville, N.Y.) added two, while Brandon Shannon (Stanhope, N.J.), Andrew Donoghue (Rochester, N.Y.), Eliud Evans (Culver City, Calif.) and Cha Izyk (North Syracuse, N.Y.) each tallied one in the win.
Chris Fiore (Staten Island, N.Y.) recorded the win between the pipes, registering six saves.
Morrisville State held a 31-25 advantage in shots, and edged the Knights in ground balls 34-31.
After a two goal opening quarter, Geneseo posted three unanswered tallies in the second to take a 5-2 lead into the half.
The Mustangs quickly turned the tables on the Knights in the third, dominating play on the field, as they posted five unanswered tallies of their own, including two within the opening two minutes of the quarter.
Geneseo added a score with 1:39 to go in the third to make it a 7-6 game in favor of the Mustangs and send it into the final 15.
Morrisville State's Beresovoy gave the Mustangs a two goal cushion in the opening minute, but Geneseo responded with one of their own seconds later to keep it at a one goal margin.
Beresovoy again answered at the 11 minute mark for Morrisville State, but a Knight score at 8:00 again made it a one goal game.
The Mustangs held on for the win despite a persistent Geneseo attack that included two shots that ricocheted off the post.
Morrisville State returns to the field Wednesday, hosting Plattsburgh for their home opener.
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