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Morrisville State women’s lacrosse falls to Oswego State, 16-11

Release written by Courtney Cook, Sports Information Student Assistant

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse team lost to visiting Oswego State Lakers Saturday afternoon, by a 16-11 final in Morrisville.

The Mustangs are now 1-3 overall while the Lakers improve to 2-0.

Hillary Hartnett (Fairport, NY) led Morrisville with four goals while Shelby Wood (Duanesburg, NY) chipped in three goals and an assist. Cassie Edmondson (Oshawa, ONT) grabbed five ground balls for the Mustangs while Alison Falkenburgh (Bayport, NY) had four. Danielle Puzio (Holbrook, NY) posted nine saves in goal for the Mustangs.

The Lakers were led by Rachael Raffa who posted seven goals and added four ground balls, while Erin Cummings netted three goals and three assists. Courtney Cosentino grabbed three ground balls for Oswego as Ashlee Engel recorded the win between the pipes, stopping 18.

Morrisville edged the Lakers in ground balls 29-21 and also in shots 37-29. The Mustangs were held scoreless for 21 minutes in the second half, while the Lakers posted six unanswered goals.

The Mustangs return to the field tomorrow to take on Potsdam at noon on Drake Field.

Morrisville State College sets the world in motion for students. Curriculums 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. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Community Service Honor Roll. Visit to experience, Morrisville in motion.

Beginning with the 2010 season, the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) in the sports of baseball, women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s tennis. The NEAC will compete as associate members of the NAC in women’s lacrosse and men’s tennis, while the NAC will compete as associate members of the NEAC in baseball and women’s tennis. Members from each conference will be divided into an East and West Division for each sport, with each division holding a championship and the two divisional champions then facing off to determine the conference champion. The conference winner for each sport will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championships. For baseball and women’s lacrosse, this partnership will end following the 2012 season.