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Pacers drop Morrisville State 10-4

Release courtesy of Peter Schmidt, Marywood Sports Information

Scranton, PA - Ryne Boyle and William Roerden each finished with four-point games to lead Marywood University to a 10-4 victory over Morrisville State College in a non-conference game played Wednesday afternoon at the University of Scranton's Fitzpatrick Field. Marywood notched their second straight win to improve to 2-1 on the season while the Mustangs fall to 1-2.

Marywood's Nick Parks (Emmaus, PA) scored the only goal of the first quarter, netting an unassisted marker with 3:14 to play in the opening period.

Nick Johnson (Palmyra, PA) doubled the Pacers' lead after scooping up a groundball in the midfield and scoring his first collegiate goal after a long run down the field, but Andrew Elsmore brought Morrisville State back within one with an unassisted goal just over a minute and a half later.

Boyle (Farmingville, NY) and Roerden (Warwick, NY) scored goals separated by 1:09 to give Marywood a 4-1 lead with 4:59 to play in the opening half

After Tom Longland scored a man-up goal for the Mustangs, George Downey IV (Palmyra, PA) forced a turnover and, after collecting the loose ball, scored for the Pacers. Roerden found the back of the cage just 20 seconds later to give Marywood a 6-2 halftime lead.

Brian Roerden (Warwick, NY) scored the only goal of the third quarter and Parks would tally Marywood's first extra-man opportunity goal with 10:43 to play in the fourth period. Boyle followed with consecutive goals to complete his hat-trick and give Marywood a commanding 10-2 lead with 6:39 to play.

Tim Bobbett and Nelson Boyd found net in the final two minutes for the Mustangs to close out the scoring.

Marywood held a 39-18 advantage in shots for the game and a 49-38 edge in groundballs.

Jesse Habich (Broomall, PA) made six saves over the first 45 minutes of play to pick up the win, while Eric Luhrmann (Glen Falls, NY) in the final quarter for Marywood.

Jimmy Hodgson took the loss for Morrisville State despite making 11 saves. Michael Hinchey made four stops after taking over for Hodgson in the fourth quarter.

Marywood returns to Fitzpatrick Field this Saturday evening when they play Susquehanna University in a non-conference match-up scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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