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Fourth quarter rally gives Brockport 10-5 win over Morrisville

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – SUNY Brockport men’s lacrosse rallied for six goals in the fourth quarter to top Morrisville State 10-5 in SUNYAC action Wednesday afternoon in Morrisville.

With 1:36 remaining in the third quarter, Brockport’s Pat Reilly (Fairport, NY) broke the 3-3 tie with a score on the crease off a pass from Anthony Ventresca (Bridgeport, NY).

Seconds into the fourth, Reilly netted this second of the contest off the face-off win by Joe Gomez (Amherst, NY) to give the Golden Eagles the two goal advantage, igniting the attacking unit for three straight scores.

Morrisville State’s Eric Stein (Oswego, NY) brought the Mustangs back to within three with a score at the 10:42 mark before Brockport rallied for three straight, Reilly with his third of the afternoon, in just over a minute span to take the commanding 10-5 lead and eventual conference win.

Tim Bobbett (Cazenovia, NY) led Morrisville State with two goals and an assist while Stein added one score and two assists to his tallies. Will Bowers (Watertown, NY) and Andrew Elsmore (Scituate, MA) each netted a score for Morrisville in the loss.

Jeremy Hunt (Bourne, MA) recorded the loss in net, saving 14, as Morrisville State falls to 0-10 overall and 0-6 in SUNYAC play.

Reilly led Brockport with three goals while Brad Olzinski (Johnson City, NY) added two goals and an assist in the win. Goalkeeper Garrett Allwes (Amherst, NY) recorded the win, saving five, as Brockport improves to 6-6 overall, picking up their first conference win.

Morrisville State returns to the field Saturday at Oswego State. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m. on the Oswego campus.

Morrisville State enters its second year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2007. Upon successful completion of the provisional period, Morrisville State will be a candidate for full accreditation as a member of the NCAA.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options with eight new degrees being offered this fall: entrepreneurship and small business management, B.B.A.; nursing, B.S.; science, technology, and society, B.S.; journalism and communication for online media, B.S.; horticulture business management, B.T.; human performance and health promotion, B.S.; criminal justice, A.A.S. (Norwich Campus only); and human services, A.A.S. (Norwich Campus only).

Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.