KEUKA 11 MORRISVILLE STATE 5-NEAC CONFERENCE TOURNEY-MEN’S LAX
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The #4 seed Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse team concluded the 2013 season Wednesday afternoon, falling 11-5 to top seed Keuka College in the semi-final round of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championship Tournament, held in Keuka.
Morrisville State concludes the season with a 4-9 overall record, and finish fourth in the conference with a 4-3 record.
Brendan Shannon (Stanhope, N.J.) led the Mustang efforts with two scores, while John Sherlock (Tully, N.Y.) added one and assisted two others. Andrew Donoghue (Rochester, N.Y.) and Jeremy Beresovoy (Jamesville, N.Y.) rounded out Morrisville State scoring with one each.
Chris Fiore (Staten Island, N.Y.) made 16 stops in the efforts between the pipes, recording the loss.
Donoghue was the first to find the back of the net, posting the first tally of the day minutes into the opening quarter off an assist from Sherlock, before Keuka responded with three scores to claim the 3-1 lead after one.
In the second, Shannon posted an unassisted man-up goal to make it a 3-2 game at the 10:31 mark, but again Keuka rallied with three straight scores to take a 6-2 lead into the half.
Keuka’s leading scorer Connor Lattimer posted the lone tally in the third quarter and added two additional scores early in the final stanza, but Morrisville State gained momentum and posted three straight, including two on man-up opportunities, to make it a 9-5 game with just over three minutes to go.
Lattimer added his fourth tally of the day with 1:55 to go and as time wound down, put the game away with another with seconds showing on the clock.
Keuka advances to face the winner of Medaille and Hilbert on Saturday.
MORRISVILLE STATE MEN’S LAX POST 14-6 WIN OVER CAZENOVIA IN ROUTE 20 SHOWDOWN
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse team used an 11 goal first half to hand Route 20 rival Cazenovia College a 14-6 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) defeat Wednesday under the lights on Drake Field in Morrisville.
The Mustangs conclude the regular season with a 4-8 overall record, and boost their conference mark to 4-3. Cazenovia drops to 4-7 overall, 2-4 in NEAC action.
Six contributed to the scoring for Morrisville State, including a triple threat of Louie Geswaldo (Lafayette, N.Y.), Jeremy Beresovoy (Jamesville, N.Y.), and Brendan Shannon (Stanhope, N.J.) who netted three apiece.
John Sherlock (Tully, N.Y.) added two scores and assisting two others, while Casey Jean (Tully, N.Y.) and David Middlemore (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) rounded out goal scoring with two and one goals, respectively.
Chris Fiore (Staten Island, N.Y.) posted the win in net, turning away seven. Tyler Catalfano (Rochester, N.Y.) had one save in seven minutes of play.
Kyle Kingsley (Potsdam, N.Y.) led the Wildcat efforts with two scores, while teammate Cory Tilton (Central Square, N.Y.) added one and assisted three.
Pat Boyle (Syracuse, N.Y.) registered 17 saves in the loss between the pipes as Morrisville State held the significant 52-28 advantage in shots.
Morrisville State struck quick and early, netting the first score of the rainy night just 43 seconds into the contest, on an unassisted tally by Shannon. Within minutes, Middlemore made it a 2-0 game, before the Wildcats rallied and posted two straight, knotting the game at two midway through the opening quarter.
Trading scores within a minutes time, Beresovoy posted back-to-back tallies to give the Mustangs the 5-3 advantage after the first.
It was all Morrisville State in the second quarter, as Jean struck early with an unassisted tally just 59 seconds into the frame, and just seven seconds later, Shannon collected the faceoff win and was left wide open to rifle one down center for a 7-3 Mustang advantage.
Another tally by Jean at 9:31 increased the Morrisville State lead to five, but Morrisville State closed out the half with three straight scores, for the six goal quarter, and a commanding 11-3 halftime lead.
In the third, Geswaldo tallied a behind the back wrap around score for the 12-3 lead, but a three minute penalty by Fiore turned the tables and led to three straight Cazenovia scores, making it a 13-6 game heading into the final stanza.
Sherlock posted the lone score for the Mustangs in the fourth quarter, with an assist to Devin Tokarz (Long Lake, N.Y.), giving Morrisville State the conference victory.
The Mustangs won the ground ball battle 40-31, and dominated the center stripe, winning 20 of 24 face-offs, including 13-of-15 by Shannon. Shannon also tallied a team best 12 ground balls on the night.
The Mustangs will await conference tournament selection on Sunday.
MEDAILLE EDGES MORRISVILLE STATE MEN IN 13-11 NEAC WIN
Visiting Medaille College men’s lacrosse used a four goal opening quarter to edge host Morrisville State College 13-11 in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action Saturday afternoon in Morrisville.
The Mustangs drop to 3-8 overall, 3-3 in conference action; while Medaille improves to 6-5 overal, 4-2 in the NEAC.
Louie Geswaldo (Lafayette, N.Y.) led the Morrisville State efforts, netting three goals and assisting another three, while Andrew Donoghue (Rochester, N.Y.) added two tallies of his own, assisting one.
Chris Fiore (Staten Island, N.Y.) recorded the loss in net, making eight stops.
Medaille had five tallies from scoring leader Brock Levick, while Scott Johnston added four and assisted one in the Maverick victory. Goalkeeper, Sean Kettles, made seven stops between the pipes.
Morrisville State suffered a 4-1 opening quarter setback as Medaille posted the first four tallies of the day, until a Geswaldo score with 1:03 remaining in the quarter put the Mustangs on the board.
The Mustangs outscored Medaille 10-9 over the final three quarters, but a crucial turnover with just under two minutes to go gave the Mavericks possession for the remainder of the contest and kept Morrisville State out of the offensive zone, as they were edged for the win.
Morrisville State returns to the field Wednesday, hosting Cazenovia College in the regular season finale at 7 p.m. in a game being played for the Wounded Warrior Project.