MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men's lacrosse team cruised to a 22-7 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) victory Wednesday afternoon over visiting SUNY Cobleskill, in Morrisville.
The win moves the Mustangs to 9-3 overall on the season, 3-1 in conference action, as Cobleskill drops to 1-8, 1-2 in NEAC play.
Jeremy Beresovoy (Jamesville, N.Y.) scored five while teammate John Sherlock (Tully, N.Y.) posted three and added two assists to lead the Mustangs. Eliud Evans (Culver City, Calif.) added three along with an assist while teammate Louie Geswaldo (Lafayette, N.Y.) had a stellar game for the hosts posting a near double digit performance behind two tallies and a collegiate best seven assists.
Chris Fiore (Staten Island, N.Y.) recorded the win between the pipes, saving two in the first half of action. Tyler Catalfano (Rochester, N.Y.) appeared in the third quarter for the Mustangs, turning away three, before being relieved by Joseph Colwell (Glastonbury, Conn.) for the final quarter. Colwell made three stops.
A trio of Fighting Tigers posted a pair of goals in the losing efforts. Garrett Petit, Max Sprauer and Austin Fragale each posted two scores for Cobleskill, while teammate Chris Magee added the final tally.
Eric Randazzo registered 15 saves in the loss in net, eight in the second half of play.
Morrisville State from the get go controlled the pace of the game, and grabbed a 1-0 lead nearly two minutes in as Sherlock posted an unassisted tally for the Mustangs. Within minutes Beresovoy made it a 2-0 game on a feed from Geswaldo, before he rattled off three more scores to give Morrisville State the 5-0 advantage midway through the quarter.
Beresovoy's fourth tally came at the 8:37 mark on a man advantage, and sparked a quick scoring frenzy by Morrisville State, as Evans tallied an unassisted score 17 seconds later, and Tom Rosaschi (East Syracuse, N.Y.) another 11 seconds later for the commanding 7-0 lead with 8:09 to go in the quarter.
Morrisville State added three more goals before the end of the quarter for the 10 goal lead heading into the second where they posted four additional tallies for the 14-0 halftime advantage.
The Mustangs jumped out to a 20-0 lead through the third quarter until the 1:18 mark when Cobleskill was able to sneak one through the feet of Catalfano, sparking a six goal final quarter to make it a 22-7 respectable final.
Morrisville State held the 53-21 advantage in shots on the day and edged Cobleskill 42-31 in the ground ball battle.
Morrisville State returns to the field Saturday, hosting Wells College at 3 p.m. in NEAC action.
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