Tournament information announced for NEAC men’s semifinal Wednesday  

Tournament information announced for NEAC men’s semifinal Wednesday  

 

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletics department has announced details for the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Men's Lacrosse semifinal featuring the top seeded Morrisville State College Mustangs against fourth seed Keuka College scheduled Wednesday, May 2nd, at 5 p.m. on Drake Field in Morrisville.

Tickets will be available at the entrance gate to the stadium facility an hour prior to the opening face-off and are $4 per adult, $2 per student and children 12 and under are admitted free.

Parking is located in A Lot, behind the stadium.

For those unable to attend the contest, live stats and video will be offered through the college's athletic web site at www.morrisvillestateathletics.com.

The two rivals will meet for a seventh time in the post-season, with both netting three wins to tie the series. Morrisville State has won the last three meetings in the NEAC tournament, twice in the championship final and last season in the semis on their home turf.

The three-time defending champions are vying for their fifth overall NEAC tournament title, and fourth straight in the history of the program.

Keuka will be looking to upend the hosts, seeking their sixth NEAC tournament title since the 2009 season.

Morrisville State registered a league best offensive average of 16.75 goals per game while allowing the fewest goals as well (44) to finish with atop the league with a 5.50 goals against average against NEAC opponents.

Keuka ranks fourth in the conference in scoring, averaging 11.38 goals per game, but leads the league in caused turnovers with 123 recorded within NEAC action.

The two squads met earlier in the season in Morrisville, with the Mustangs collecting the 15-6 regular season meeting victory. In the win, Morrisville State led 9-4 at the half before scoring five unanswered tallies in the third to pull away for the win.

Morrisville State not only held the edge in shots on the afternoon, but edged the Wolves in ground balls and clears, while dominating the center X with 17-of-24 face off wins.

Also on Wednesday, second seeded Bryn Athyn College will host third seed Hilbert College on the campus of Bryn Athyn.

The winner of each semifinal will advance to the Championship title game, scheduled for Saturday at the highest remaining seed, and will be playing for the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.

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.

 

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