COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The Morrisville State College women's lacrosse team dropped a 17-7 non-conference decision Thursday afternoon as host Colorado College used an explosive nine goal second half en route to the win.
The loss drops the Mustangs to 1-2 on the season, as they return to the field tomorrow against Puget Sound at Colorado College.
Shelby Wood (Duanesburg, N.Y.) led Morrisville State with three goals, while four additional teammates notched one score apiece. Hunter Waldau (Central Square, N.Y.) registered an assist to go along with her goal, while teammates Cassie Edmondson (Oshawa, Ontario), Paige Biviano (Cazenovia, N.Y.) and Jennel Paul (Brooklyn, N.Y.) each recorded a goal.
Wood struck first for Morrisville State, posting an unassisted tally nearly three minutes into the contest before Colorado tallied two straight for the 2-1 lead. Her goal was the one point she needed to break the all-time points record mark at Morrisville State, moving her into the top spot with 225 total points in the history of the program.
Edmondson answered nearly three minutes after the second Colorado score, posting the free position tally to tie the contest at two with just under 18 minutes to go in the half. But Colorado rallied for four straight unanswered scores to regain the lead with nine minutes remaining in the opening half.
Two tallies by Wood brought the Mustangs back to within two, but Colorado closed out the half with two additional scores for the 8-4 halftime lead.
Colorado registered two goals early in the second half, before Biviano posted her first collegiate tally for the Mustangs bringing the game within five with 21 minutes to go, but the hosts ran away with the contest over the ensuing 10 minutes adding seven additional goals for a significant lead.
Paul and Waldau each posted unassisted tallies down the stretch for Morrisville State, but they ran out of time as the hosts collected the win.
Colorado held the 35-17 advantage in shots and won the battle in the ground ball game 25-18, but Morrisville State controlled the draw, collecting 17 to the hosts 10.
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