Morrisville State men edge Medaille in 7-4 NEAC showdown

Morrisville State men edge Medaille in 7-4 NEAC showdown



The Morrisville State College men's lacrosse team wrapped up the regular season with a 7-4 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) win over rival Medaille College Saturday night in Buffalo.

The win lifts Morrisville State to a 12-3 regular season record, as they went 6-1 in conference action. The Mustangs will await tournament seeding as announced by the NEAC office this weekend.

Jeremy Beresovoy (Jamesville, N.Y.) and Richie Fischer (Rochester, N.Y.) each notched two scores apiece to lead the Morrisville State winning efforts, while three additional teammates each tallied one.

Eliud Evans (Culver City, Calif.) contributed a one goal, one assist effort, feeding John Sherlock (Tully, N.Y.) early in the third quarter for what would end up as the game winning tally.

Chris Fiore (Staten Island, N.Y.) posted the win between the pipes, turning away seven.

Brock Levick and Tim Wester each posted two scores for Medaille, while teammate Julian LaDelia registered a 12 save effort between the pipes.

Medaille led 2-1 after the opening quarter, as the lone Mustang tally came on the stick of Beresovoy early on.

Morrisville State came alive in the second, scoring three straight, including two by Fischer, within the first five minutes of the frame for the 4-2 lead.

Medaille was able to pull within one, with a score by Wester with 6:06 to send the game into the break with a 4-3 Mustang lead.

Morrisville State was able to keep the Mavericks scoreless in the third, while scoring twice behind tallies by Sherlock and Evans for the 6-3 advantage going into the final quarter.

Joe Chazen (Brooklyn, N.Y.) extended the Mustang lead to four with an unassisted goal at the 9:42 mark.

Levick broke the Mavericks 35 minute scoring drought with a goal with 1:19 remaining in regulation, but that's all they would get as the Mustangs picked up the crucial conference win.

Morrisville State edged the hosts in shots on the night, 28-21, including a 19-11 shot on goal effort.

John Petriello (Carmel, N.Y.) controlled the face-off for the Mustangs, winning 9-of-14, as the hosts were held to just six wins at the center line.

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