AURORA, N.Y. – Visiting Morrisville State College men's lacrosse had 14 different players net goals as they cruised to a 23-4 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) win over host Wells College Friday night in Aurora.
The win is the third straight for the Mustangs who improve to 3-0 within conference action, pulling their overall record even at 4-4. Wells falls to 2-5 on the season, 1-2 in NEAC play.
Chris Dovi (Cortland, N.Y.) led all scorers with four goals on the night, while teammate's Nick Geswaldo (Lafayette, N.Y.) and Richard Yelk (Reading, Pa.) added three each. Geswaldo also contributed two assists for a five point outing.
Tyler Catalfano (Rochester, N.Y.) registered six saves in the opening 22 minutes of action to record the win, before being replaced by Dan Sherlock (Tully, N.Y.) for the final 38. Sherlock posted three saves, while allowing two scores.
Morrisville State edged Wells at the center line, with Shawn Walberger (Fulton, N.Y.) winning 11-of-15 from the X.
The Mustangs were successful in the ground ball battle, 38-21, with Noah Greger (Danbury, Conn.) collecting a team high seven.
Zach Palin (Lafayette, N.Y.) opened scoring for Morrisville State just 10 seconds into the contest, before a Wells goal just 14 seconds later tied the contest at one.
Dovi regained the lead for the Mustangs at 12:00 with a score off the feed from Kyle Shannon (Stanhope, N.J.), before adding two additional tallies before quarter end to claim the 6-2 lead after the first.
Wells had no answer for Morrisville State's offensive game in the second quarter, as the Mustangs notched eight additional goals, seven of which came in the final eight minutes of play, to carry the 14-2 lead into the halftime break.
Wells, who remained scoreless since the 1:21 mark of the first quarter, was able to break the scoring drought in the third, netting an unassisted tally with 6:18 remaining and adding another with 1:21 to go in the third.
Their effort, though, came up short as Morrisville State rattled off nine second half goals for the convincing win.
Morrisville State returns to the field Wednesday, traveling to SUNY Cobleskill.
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.