MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women's lacrosse team cruised to their third North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) victory Saturday afternoon, proving too much for visiting College of St. Elizabeth as they posted the 23-5 win in Morrisville.
The win lifts the Mustangs to 6-5 overall, 3-1 in conference play, while the Screaming Eagles drop to 0-6 overall, 0-2 in NEAC action.
Shelby Wood (Duanesburg, N.Y.) led Morrisville State with eight goals adding an assist to her tallies on the day, while teammates Hunter Waldau (Central Square, N.Y.) contributed four goals and Jessica Young (Clifton Park, N.Y.) three more. Young also dished out a team high three assists along with teammate Kayla Dorrance (Cazenovia, N.Y.), as seven additional teammates registered points on the day.
Cailin Dunphy (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) registered the win in net, turning away one in the first half of action, before being replaced by Meagan Mack (Endicott, N.Y.) for the second half. Mack tallied two saves.
Five different Soaring Eagles posted scores on the day, including Amanda Inacio who had a team high two. Kelly O'Dell added one goal and an assist in the losing efforts
Keeper Sarah Briant posted 10 saves in the loss between the pipes, five in each half.
Morrisville struck quick and early with Young feeding a pass from behind cage to Wood wide open on the crease for a 1-0 lead just 22 seconds into the contest. Wood followed with another score 36 ticks later, for the two goal Morrisville State lead.
The Mustangs rattled off eight straight before St. Elizabeth was able to get on the board with an unassisted and well earned tally by midfielder O'Dell, but Morrisville State responded with six more goals for the commanding 14-1 lead at the break.
While St. Elizabeth was able to notch four scores in the second half, Morrisville State went on to add nine more to capture the win.
The Mustangs dominated in shots, posting 44 to St. Elizabeth's 12, and won the ground ball battle 35-17. They also controlled the draw, gaining 21 to the Eagles nine.
Morrisville State returns to the field tomorrow, hosting Penn St. Abington at noon for senior day.
Proceeds from today's game benefited the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, an organization that assists families battling pediatric tumors.
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