MORRISVILLE, N.Y. –
Eleven different Mustangs registered scores as Morrisville State College men's lacrosse posted a convincing 20-5 non-conference win over visiting Alfred State College Saturday afternoon in Morrisville.
Morrisville State improves to 7-2 overall while the Pioneers drop to 2-7.
Tom Rosaschi (East Syracuse, N.Y.) paced the Mustangs with four goals as teammate Jeremy Beresovoy (Jamesville, N.Y.) added is fourth hat-trick of the season, recording three goals and assisting another. Brendan Shannon (Stanhope, N.J.) had a four point performance for Morrisville State, notching a tally while assisting three others.
Four notched a pair of scores on the day, including Andrew Donoghue (Rochester, N.Y.), John Sherlock (Tully, N.Y.), Richie Fischer (Rochester, N.Y.) and Joseph Chazen (Brooklyn, N.Y.) who each came away with two apiece.
Sophomore Tyler Catalfano (Rochester, N.Y.) recorded the win for the Mustangs between the pipes, saving five.
Nate Spoor (Penn Yan, N.Y.) scored twice to lead the Pioneers, as three additional teammates posted tallies on the day.
Ryan Amidon (Manlius, N.Y.) collected 10 saves in the loss for Alfred State in the first half, before being replaced by Jonathan Caton (East Rochester, N.Y.) who turned away 15 Mustang attempts in the second half.
Morrisville State dominated all facets of the game, posting a 61-13 advantage in shots, 51-15 dominance in the ground ball battle, and forcing 28 Pioneer turnovers.
The Mustangs also dominated the face-off combat, winning 19-of-28 attempts. John Petriello (Carmel, N.Y.) was the victor on 6-of-9 attempts before Scott Augustine (Saranac Lake, N.Y.) posted wins seven times, and Andrew Price (Cortland, N.Y.) six more.
Morrisville State lit up the scoreboard three times in the opening three and a half minutes, as Chazen, Louie Geswaldo (Lafayette, N.Y.) and Shannon each notched scores for an early 3-0 lead at 11:29 that increased to 7-0 with 1:17 to go in the opening quarter.
Alfred was able to put one away on the man-up opportunity with six ticks remaining in the quarter to get on the board.
In the second, the Mustangs added four more scores, including two from Beresovoy, to hold the double digit advantage at the half. Beresovoy notched an unassisted tally at the 12:04 mark before two quick passes off the face-off win led to a second Mustang score just nine seconds later. Beresovoy found Sherlock alone on the crease for the tally.
Rosaschi added a final Mustang score of the half with 4:23 to go, notching his 10th of the season.
Spoor made it a 11-2 game in the opening seconds of the third quarter to cut the lead to nine, but Morrisville State quickly responded with two straight tallies to go up 13-2 with 11:15 left on the clock in the quarter.
Keegan Phalen (East Aurora, N.Y.) powered his way through the center of the box for an unassisted goal with 3:55 to go, but Augustine won the ensuing faceoff and couldn't be caught as he dodged straight down the center of the field for his first collegiate tally just 10 seconds later.
Fischer added two within a 28 second span to put Morrisville State up 16-3 come quarter end.
In the fourth, Alfred had great play in net from Caton, but the Mustangs broke through at the 7:59 mark with a five-hole score from Tim Freier (Geneva, N.Y.) and another from Donoghue who rolled crease for Morrisville State's 18th tally of the day.
The Mustangs added two more down the stretch, one from Brian Deliz (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and a second from Donoghue, as they collected the 20-5 victory.
Morrisville State returns to the field Wednesday, traveling to SUNY IT (0-5) for a 5 p.m. North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) contest in Marcy.
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