MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men's soccer offense erupted in the first half to take a commanding lead over visiting Lancaster Bible College Saturday afternoon on Drake Field, collecting a 5-2 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) win in Morrisville.
The victory is the fourth straight for the Mustangs who improve their overall record to 4-1, while remaining undefeated in conference play at 3-0. Lancaster Bible falls to 1-4 on the year, 0-2 in NEAC action.
Lancaster Bible responded seven minutes later with a strike from 10 yards out into the lower right corner off the foot of Brendon Dooley to tie the game at one.
A one-timer from Griffen MacWatters (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) at the 17 minute mark regained the one goal lead for the hosts, and ignited an offensive burst. MacWatters buried the cross from Jamieson McKoy (Basseterre, St. Kitts) on the right.
MacWatters struck again ten minutes later, heading in the cross from Accele Rando (Thailand) in the 28th minute, before Ryan Houghtalen (Syracuse, N.Y.) cleaned up a scramble just over a minute later for the commanding 4-1 lead midway through the opening half.
Morrisville State added their final score at 52:50 as Rodriguez redirected Houghtalen's kick from midfield for the tally.
Eric Berglund (Elmira, N.Y.) registered the win in goal for the Mustangs, posting a save.
Thiago Naque posted five stops in the loss for the Chargers, as Morrisville State outshot the visitors 25-8 across the afternoon.
Morrisville State returns to the field tomorrow, hosting Penn St. Berks at 2 p.m. on Drake Field.
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 www.morrisville.edu.