MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State men's lacrosse team saw their 2016 season come to an end Wednesday afternoon, as they fell to top nationally ranked Ithaca College in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament by a 24-7 final.
The Mustangs conclude the season with a 13-3 overall record, after claiming their second straight North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) regular season and championship tournament title.
Chris Fiore (Staten Island, N.Y.) recorded the loss, despite a 15 save effort.
Morrisville State trailed 4-2 after the opening quarter, but Ithaca, known for their second quarter stats, rallied and went on a scoring rampage to break open the contest to a 17-2 lead at the half.
Morrisville State outscored the Bombers 3-2 in the third, adding two additional scores in the fourth before the game concluded.
This was the second straight appearance for the Mustangs in the NCAA tourney.
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 and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.