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Morrisville State women notch fourth straight victory, down SUNYIT 15-7

MARCY, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse team posted their fourth straight victory Wednesday night, topping host SUNYIT 15-7 in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action in Marcy.

The Mustangs pull their record even at 5-5 overall, and boast a 4-0 NEAC record, while SUNYIT drops to 3-7 overall, 2-2 in conference play.

Shelby Wood (Duanesburg, N.Y.) posted a team high six goals on the night to lead the Mustang charge, while senior attack Jessica Young (Clifton Park, N.Y.) added three of her own, and assisted a best five.

Cailin Dunphy (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) posted the win between the pipes, registering five saves.

Laura Tolbert led the Wildcats with three tallies, while Amanda Bohne added two additional in the loss.

Cassidy Thompson recorded the loss, turning away nine for SUNYIT.

After a slow start in the first half saw the game notched at five a piece at the break, Morrisville State exploded offensively in the second, outscoring the Wildcats 10-2.

Young ignited the scoring frenzy just 1:24 into the half, scoring an unassisted tally to give the Mustangs the one goal advantage, before Meghan Soto (Jamaica, N.Y.) added another on a free position shot to make it a two goal game nearly two minutes later.

Caitlin Cottell brought the Wildcats within one at 24:51, but Wood and Young connected on the next four tallies to open the game to a five goal margin.

The Mustangs added four additional tallies over a three minute span enroute to the 15-7 conference win.

Morrisville State outshot the Wildcats 32-15 and held the 19-13 advantage in ground balls, and edged SUNYIT in draws 13-11 on the night.

The Mustangs return to the field Friday, hosting Lancaster Bible at 4 p.m. on Drake Field.

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