Morrisville State men end season with second round loss to defending champion, Salisbury  

Morrisville State men end season with second round loss to defending champion, Salisbury  

 

SALISBURY, MD – The Morrisville State College men's lacrosse team saw their 2018 season come to an end Wednesday night as they fell 19-5 to defending champion and nationally ranked no. 7 Salisbury University, in the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament held in Salisbury.

The Mustangs, who were riding an 11 game win streak entering the contest, conclude the season with a 12-8 overall record.

Five different players registered goals for the visitors, including Chris Dovi (Cortland, N.Y.) who collected a goal and an assist.

Seniors Brad Biggs (Tully, N.Y.), Trevor Jones (Lafayette, N.Y.) and Eric Fisher (Nutley, N.J.) each posted one, as well as junior Nick Geswaldo (Lafayette, N.Y.).

Biggs and Logan Peters (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) each collected an assist on the night.

Senior Dan Sherlock (Tully, N.Y.) posted a career high 18 saves in the loss, wrapping up his career with a 12-7 record between the pipes, but one that included the program's first win in the NCAA Tournament.

Morrisville State held Salisbury to just two scores for nearly 10 minutes of the opening quarter until the 5:04 mark when an unassisted tally from Garrett Reynolds kicked off a six goal run to give the Sea Gulls an 8-0 lead after the first.

Fisher was the first to notch a score in the second quarter, netting his 14th of the season at the 6:41 mark, before Dovi added another with four seconds remaining before the halftime period to send the game into the break with an 11-2 Salisbury lead.

In the third, Biggs hit Jones in the transition to put one away on the man-advantage, but Salisbury added two more to its lead to carry a 14-3 advantage into the final frame.

Morrisville State continued to fight in the fourth, though, putting away two, including one from Biggs at the 4:59 mark and another from Geswaldo with 2:20 to go, but it wasn't enough as Salisbury added five of their own to collect the win and advance.

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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