Morrisville State uses second half to run past Cazenovia 15-7  on Senior Day

Morrisville State uses second half to run past Cazenovia 15-7  on Senior Day


MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State women's lacrosse team notched nine second half tallies Sunday afternoon as they defeated visiting Cazenovia College by a 15-7 final in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action on Drake Field in Morrisville in Route 20 Rivalry play.


  • Final Score: Morrisville 15, Cazenovia 7
  • Location: Drake Field, Morrisville, N.Y.
  • Records: Morrisville 9-4, 6-0 NEAC; Cazenovia 3-6, 1-4 NEAC


  • Cazenovia opened with a 2-1 lead before the Mustangs rattled off five straight scores to claim a 6-2 advantage.
  • The Wildcats added a final score of the half with 2:20 to go in the half, sending the game into the halftime break with a 6-3 host advantage.
  • Morrisville State opened the second half with three consecutive tallies to open the contest to a six goal lead, and after a fifth Cazenovia score, went on a four goal spurt to increase their lead to eight with 12 minutes to go in the contest.
  • Cazenovia closed out the contest with two scores in the final 10 minutes, as the Mustangs added one to their final total.
  • Celia Abbott (Shortsville, N.Y.) paced the Mustangs with three goals, adding two assists, while Melissa Lucciola (Monroe, N.Y.) also netted a hat trick with her three tallies.
  • Four additional teammates netted two apiece, including Chelsea McNeal (Ithaca, N.Y.) who added an assist to her totals on the day.
  • Morrisville State edged Cazenovia in draw controls from the center circle, 13-11, with 10 being snagged by senior Courtney Cavellier (Rodman, N.Y.) who became the all-time leader in draw control wins in Mustang history on her second win of the day.
  •  Janet Hanehan (Saratoa Springs, N.Y.) collected six ground balls with fellow teammate Lexi Firkins (Brockport, N.Y.), as Morrisville State led the battle on the ground 40-23.


  • Morrisville State returns to the field on the 19th, traveling to Keuka College for a clash of the undefeated teams in NEAC play.

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 & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit