COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Junior midfielder Shelby Wood (Duanesburg, N.Y.) registered eight goals to lead the visiting Morrisville State College women's lacrosse team past Puget Sound by a 14-11 final in Colorado Springs.
Her fifth score of the game set a new mark in the all-time record books, as Wood became the overall leader in goals scored in Morrisville State women's lacrosse history.
The win pulls the Mustangs even at 2-2.
Five additional teammates contributed scoring in the win, including Ally Zlinsky (Owego, N.Y.) who posted her first collegiate hat trick with three goals. Cassie Edmondson (Oshawa, Ontario) and Jessica Young (Clifton Park, N.Y.) each added a score and assisted another, while Hunter Waldau (Central Square, N.Y.) rounded out goal scoring with one.
Kayla Dorrance (Cazenovia, N.Y.) had three assists on the day.
Cailin Dunphy (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) recorded the win, making five stops between the pipes for the Mustangs.
Wood notched the first tally of the day for Morrisville State 36 seconds into the contest, burying the shot off the feed from Young for the early 1-0 lead.
After a Puget Sound score to even the contest at one, Wood responded with an unassisted tally to regain the lead for the visitors.
Puget Sound rattled off two straight for a 3-2 lead with 23 minutes to go, but Morrisville State caught some offensive fire, scoring the next four out of six tallies, three from Wood, to claim the 6-5 lead at the break.
Wood notched the record tying goal on a free position with 3:05 to go in the opening half, before claiming the all-time goals record with 27 seconds left on the clock off a feed from Dorrance from behind the net.
In the second, Puget Sound battled back and claimed a 10-7 lead with just under 10 minutes showing on the clock, but the Mustangs wouldn't go away quietly as they came firing back and posted seven of the final eight goals scored on the day.
Wood posted back to back tallies, before Zlinsky evened the game at 10 with an unassisted goal at the 6:19 mark. Just over a minute later, Dorrance found Edmondson for a 11-10 Mustang lead with five minutes remaining, and Young buried the free position 35 ticks later for a two goal advantage.
Puget Sound was able to pull within one with 3:38 to go, but Waldau and Zlinsky each added scores down the stretch to secure the win for Morrisville State.
The Mustangs held the advantage in shots on the day, 35-17, forcing Puget Sound to make 16 saves.
Morrisville State returns to the field Tuesday, hosting Alfred at 4 p.m. on Drake Field.
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