Morrisville State women outlast Cazenovia, 8-4, remain undefeated in NEAC play

Morrisville State women outlast Cazenovia, 8-4, remain undefeated in NEAC play

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Visiting Morrisville State College women's lacrosse remained undefeated in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action Wednesday afternoon, topping host Cazenovia College by an 8-4 final in Cazenovia to improve to 6-0 in NEAC play.

The Mustangs (9-3) raced out to a 6-1 lead at the half, opening with the first five scores of the game, before adding two additional tallies in the second to collect the win.

Celia Abbott (Shortsville, N.Y.) got Morrisville State on the board at the 23:02 mark with an unassisted score, before Elizabeth Leva (Hoosick Falls, N.Y.) notched one of her own on a free position just 30 seconds later.

Brianna DelColle (Huntington, N.Y.) found the back of the net at 18:52 to extend the Mustangs lead to 3-0, before Chelsea McNeal (Ithaca, N.Y.) and Courtney Cavellier (Rodman, N.Y.) each added one to make it a 5-0 game with 6:55 to go in the half.

Cazenovia was able to get on the board at 5:41 on a free position, but Abbott answered on the opposite end of the field for the visitors, adding her second of the game 2:41 before the half.

DelColle netted her second 43 seconds into the second half, before Cazenovia rallied for three straight, cutting the deficit to three.

McNeal added the final score for the Mustangs with 6:40 to go, for the 8-4 Morrisville State advantage.

Kallie George (Tully, N.Y.) earned the win in net, turning away a game total nine, including six in the second half.

Leva led Morrisville State in the center circle with five draw collections, as the Mustangs out gained Cazenovia 11 to three.

Morrisville State returns to the field Saturday, traveling to Bryn Athyn College for a NEAC road double with the Lions and a Sunday bout with Penn St. Abington.

Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit