MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women's lacrosse team opened the 2014 season campaign with a 17-6 non-conference loss to Oswego State Saturday afternoon in Morrisville.
Junior Shelby Wood (Duanesburg, N.Y.) and freshman Hunter Waldau (Central Square, N.Y.) each scored a pair of goals for the Mustangs, while Ally Zlinsky (Owego, N.Y.) and Cassie Edmondson (Oshawa, Ontario) posted one each.
Cailin Dunphy (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) registered the loss in net, turning away 16 Oswego shots in 60 minutes of play.
Erannan Shattuck and Mackenzie Kjerstad each posted three scores to lead Oswego in the winning effort, with Shattuck adding an assist to her tallies on the day.
Nikki Greco earned the win, posting seven saves for Oswego.
Zlinsky notched the first score of the day for the Mustangs, posting the free position goal at the 27:07 mark before Oswego rattled off eight straight for a 8-1 lead at the 3:08 mark.
Wood posted her first score of the season with 2:15 to go to cut the lead to seven, but Oswego added one more goal seconds before the end of the half for a 9-2 lead.
Waldau scored 33 seconds into the second period to make it a six goal game for the Mustangs, but over the ensuing 10 minutes, both team traded scores before Oswego tallied the final four goals to collect the non-conference win.
Oswego outgained the Mustangs 30-24 in ground balls, and held a 37-17 advantage in shots.
Morrisville State returns to the field tomorrow, hosting Elmira College at 1 p.m.
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