Second half propels Potsdam past Morrisville State women

Second half propels Potsdam past Morrisville State women

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Visiting SUNY Potsdam outscored Morrisville State women's lacrosse 13-8 in the second half, rallying past the hosts 19-15 in non-conference action Wednesday afternoon in Morrisville.

The loss drops Morrisville State to 5-5 overall, while Potsdam improves to 4-6.

Hunter Waldau (Central Square, N.Y.) led Morrisville State's efforts with six tallies, adding an assist, while teammate Shelby Wood (Duanesburg, N.Y.) added three.

Kayla Dorrance (Cazenovia, N.Y.) had a team high three assists in the efforts to go along with her one goal.

Cailin Dunphy (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) registered seven saves in the efforts between the pipes in the loss in 48 minutes of play, before Meagan Mack (Endicott, N.Y.) posted one save in the final 12 minutes.

Bri McClusky and Michelle Varney posted six goals each for the Bears, with McClusky adding three assists.

Devan Olschewske registered six saves in the win for Potsdam, three in each half.

Both teams played a tight opening half never letting the lead get one or two goals out of reach of their team. With 1:11 remaining, Potsdam cut the lead to one with score from about three yards out from the top of the crease before posting the tying score with 10 seconds left on the same play.

Nearly everyone thought the contest was heading into the half tied at six, but Wood won the draw control and raced the clock for a go ahead Mustang score with one second remaining in the half.

The momentum shifted to the Bears in the second half, however, as they raced out to a 10-7 advantage five minutes in with four straight tallies, and added two more midway through for a 12-10 lead with 17:58 to go.

Potsdam rattled off five straight over a seven minute span for a commanding 17-10 lead that the Mustangs found difficult to overcome.

Morrisville State returns to the field Saturday, hosting the College of St. Elizabeth at 1 p.m. on Drake Field in a benefit game for the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation.

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