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Morrisville State men’s lacrosse defeats Vassar College, 8-7

Release by Courtney Cook, Sports Information Student Assistant MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse team beat host Vassar College Wednesday night, 8-7. The Mustangs are now 3-3 overall while Vassar drops to 2-5. Jack Martocello (Miller Place, N.Y.) led the Mustangs with four goals while Jeremy Beresovoy (Jamesville, N.Y.) chipped in three goals and Nick Farruggio (Lafayette, N.Y.) had the last goal for Morrisville. Andrew Stein (Oswego, N.Y.) grabbed seven groundballs in the game while Michael Hinchey (Lake Katrine, N.Y.) had seven saves between the pipes. Vassar was led by Max Herman scored three goals while Matthew Pearce, Jareyong Ko, Ryan McCarthy and Chris Toffoli each had a goal apiece. Pearce and Andrew Nicol each grabbed three groundballs, while Nicol also had nine saves in net. Vassar College scored five unanswered goals in the last three minutes of play to end the game. Morrisville edged the game in ground balls 31 -24 and also in shots on goal 17-14. The Mustangs return to the field Saturday at Keuka College at 3:30 p.m. 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 www.morrisville.edu 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.