CORTLAND, N.Y. – Host SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse rattled off eight third quarter goals as they handed visiting Morrisville State College a 19-9 non-conference loss Saturday afternoon in Cortland.
The Red Dragons up their overall record to 4-2, while Morrisville State drops to 0-6.
Logan Peters (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) and Chris Dovi (Cortland, N.Y.) each collected one goal, while dishing out a combined three assists.
Dan Sherlock (Tully, N.Y.) registered 17 saves in the loss in net, nine in the first half of action, as Cortland held the 55-33 advantage in shots on the day.
The hosts were the first two strike and raced out to a 4-1 lead with over five minutes to go in the opening quarter, netting the first tally of the afternoon just over a minute in.
Geswaldo countered Cortland's first score at 12:06 and added another with 2:51 to go to cut the deficit to two. Peters converted his fifth of the season with 10 ticks remaining in the first quarter, making it a 4-3 game in favor of the Red Dragons after one.
In the second, the hosts rattled off three straight within a four minute span, opening the lead to four, but again the Mustangs wouldn't bow, as they notched two straight to close the gap to two. Dovi posted one at the 9:04 mark, before Jones notched one not even a minute later off the feed from Peters.
Cortland added a final strike at the 6:03 mark to carry the 8-5 advantage into the locker room at the break.
In the third, the Red Dragons offense exploded and outgained Morrisville State 8-1, to carry a commanding 16-6 lead into the final frame.
The Mustangs lone tally of the third was off the stick of Jones, who put away the feed from Dovi at the 3:23 mark.
Both teams posted three in the final quarter, Cortland adding to their already double digit lead with two straight for the 18-6 advantage before the visitors rallied for three consecutive scores, two from Geswaldo and another from Jones.
Cortland posted the final score of the day with 2:05 to go, collecting the 19-9 win.
Morrisville State returns to the field Wednesday, traveling to Kings College for a non-league battle with the Monarchs.
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 & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.