BRYN ATHYN, PA – Visiting Morrisville State College men's lacrosse scored three unanswered tallies in the fourth quarter Wednesday afternoon, picking up their second straight North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) win as they topped host Bryn Athyn College 11-9 in Pennsylvania.
The win lifts the Mustangs to 3-7 on the season, 2-0 within conference play. The Lions drop to 2-6, 1-1 in the NEAC.
Seven netted scores for Morrisville State led by junior Logan Peters (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) who registered three, including the game tying score early on in the final quarter.
Zach Palin (Lafayette, N.Y.) and Eric Fisher (Nutley, N.J.) each added two, to go along with an assist each while Brad Biggs (Tully, N.Y.) also registered three points on the day with two assists and the game winning score.
Daniel Sherlock (Tully, N.Y.) recorded the win, saving three, two in the fourth quarter.
Morrisville State held the advantage at the center X, with Shawn Walberger (Fulton, N.Y.) going 12-for-18 and picking up a team high seven ground balls. The Mustangs also held the advantage in the battle on the ground, outgaining the Lions 28-18 in ground balls.
The Mustangs were first to net a score on the day, as Fisher collected the unassisted tally just 2:30 into the contest, but Bryn Athyn quickly responded with one of their own from Cameron Leech.
When one team posted a score, the other countered, until the end of the quarter when the hosts beat the clock for a score to give them the 4-3 advantage after the first.
In the second, the hosts registered back-to-back tallies for a two goal advantage, but Morrisville State rallied for four unanswered scores to claim the 8-6 lead at the break.
Bryn Athyn kept the Mustangs scoreless in the third quarter, while netting three of their own to take the 9-8 lead into the final frame, but Morrisville State turned the tables and gained momentum in the fourth.
Chris Dovi (Cortland, N.Y.) hit Peters who was cutting in front of the crease for the game tying score just under five minutes in to even the contest at nine.
Six minutes later, Joe Piedigrossi (Cortland, N.Y.) found Biggs who put away the go ahead score at 4:33, before Biggs in turn found a cutting Dovi down the center of the box with 1:40 remaining to broaden the gap and seal the win for the Mustangs.
Leech finished with a game high seven points for the Lions, collecting a score and assisting six others.
Morrisville State returns to the field Saturday, hosting Wells College at 1 p.m. on Drake Field in Morrisville.
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.