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Morrisville State women’s lacrosse soars over the College of St. Elizabeth, 21-5

Release by Courtney Cook, Sports Information Student Assistant MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse team handed the College of St. Elizabeth a 21-5 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) loss Saturday early afternoon, in Morrisville. The Mustangs improve to 2-4 overall and 1-0 in the conference, while the Soaring Eagles drop to 1-4, 0-1 in NEAC play. Shelby Wood (Duanesburg, N.Y.) and Jamie Anderson (Harpursville, N.Y.) led the Mustangs with five goals apiece, while Hillary Hartnett (Fairport, N.Y) added four. Wood and Alison Falkenburgh (Bayport, N.Y.) each tallied three assists, as Falkenburgh grabbed five groundballs while Anderson picked up four. Danielle Puzio (Holbrook, N.Y.) recorded the win between the pipes with three saves in 43 minutes of play. Marissa Buchanan (Waterville, N.Y.) had two saves in the final 16 minutes of play. The Soaring Eagles were led by Meghan Murray who scored three goals, while Cassidy Crane and Christina Rios added two and one goal, respectively. Barbara Beresova recorded the loss in goal with 10 saves. Morrisville edged St. Elizabeth in ground balls 22-14 and dominated shots, 41-12. The Soaring Eagles had 23 turnovers in the game while the Mustangs only had 12. Morrisville led the game 14-2 at halftime, scoring 11 of the 14 unanswered in the last 16 minutes of the half. The Mustangs return to the field tomorrow to take on Penn State Abington at 1 p.m. 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 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.