Morrisville State men no match for SUNY Polytechnic, Mustangs tame Wildcats in 22-5 NEAC win

Morrisville State men no match for SUNY Polytechnic, Mustangs tame Wildcats in 22-5 NEAC win

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Eleven different players scored goals Saturday afternoon as host Morrisville State College men's lacrosse rolled to a 22-5 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) decision over visiting SUNY Polytechnic on Drake Field in Morrisville.

The Mustangs (6-4, 5-0 NEAC) posted their fifth straight conference win, after getting a team high five goals from sophomore Nick Geswaldo (Lafayette, N.Y.). Geswaldo also added two assists.

Senior Kyle Shannon (Stanhope, N.J.) added four goals, while teammate Brad Biggs (Tully, N.Y.) posted the hat trick with three scores of his own.

Senior attackman Corey Grace (Penn Yan, N.Y.) collected two goals, also assisting a team best four for the six point outing.

Morrisville State dominated every facet of the game from the start, outshooting the visitors 58-23, winning the ground ball battle 40-21, and collecting 24-of-30 wins from the center x on the faceoff.

Nate Bizub (Tully, N.Y.) registered 13 wins from the center line, adding three ground balls, while teammate Shawn Walberger (Fulton, N.Y.) added another 11 as he picked up a team high eight ground balls.

Tyler Catalfano (Rochester, N.Y.) recorded the win between the pipes in the first half of action, before Dan Sherlock (Tully, N.Y.) made four stops in the next 20 minutes of action.

Nick Martino (Tully, N.Y.) appeared for 7:32 in net for the Mustangs, turning away one, before junior Paul Gates (Mt. Markham, N.Y.) finished out the final three minutes in goal.

Morrisville State jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the opening quarter, before opening up their lead to eight with a seven goal second quarter.

In the third, Morrisville State held Poly scoreless while racking up seven more, including four straight by Geswaldo, two that came in the final five seconds of play in the quarter.

Poly posted two in the final frame of play, but it wasn't enough as Morrisville State had built up a 15 goal lead after three quarters of play, and added four more in the final frame to secure the win.

The Mustangs return to the field Wednesday, hosting Route 20 Rival, Cazenovia College, in a battle at 7 p.m. on Drake Field in Morrisville. The contest will serve as a benefit game, hosted by the men's lacrosse team, for the Gary Sinise Foundation.

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