Morrisville State women advance to NEAC championship; defeat Medaille 18-6 in semifinal round
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women's lacrosse team is making a trip back to the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) championship finals, defeating third seed Medaille College 18-6 Saturday afternoon in Keuka.
The win lifts the Mustangs to 12-6 overall, and sends them to the title game against top seed and host Keuka College on Sunday.
Kayla Dorrance (Cazenovia, N.Y.) added a two goal one assist effort, as four additional teammates each posted a score in the win.
Defensively, Cassie Edmondson (Oshawa, Ontario) led the Mustangs with 12 ground balls and five caused turnovers, adding two draw controls and a goal to her tallies.
Cailin Dunphy (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) made six stops between the pipes to record the win.
Denay O'Connor led Medaille with three goals and an assist, getting help from Amanda Rusczczyk who added two scores and Emily Brophy one.
Mia Wagner made 11 stops in the losing effort between the pipes, ending Medaille's season with a 9-7 overall record.
Morrisville State scored the opening goal and went on to lead 3-0 before Medaille was able to get on the board, rolling to an 8-3 lead at the break.
Medaille made it a four goal game seconds into the second period, but the Mustang's attack came alive and notched five straight to open the game up to a 13-4 advantage midway through the half.
O'Conner and Brophy were able to cut into the Mustang lead with back to back tallies, but again Morrisville State proved too strong as they closed out the contest with a 5-0 run for the double digit win.
Morrisville State faces Keuka tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Penn Yan Academy for the NEAC title, and bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. Live stats and video can be found on the athletic web site at www.morrisvillestateathletics.com.
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