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Medaille edges Morrisville State men for 9-8 win

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse team battled back from an 8-4 deficit early in the fourth quarter, but fell short on time as the visiting Medaille College Mavericks recorded the 9-8 victory Wednesday afternoon in Morrisville.

Medaille took an early lead at just 35 seconds into the first quarter as Dave Bennett (Macedon, NY) found Jeff Zacharias (Kirkville, NY) for the score. Jordan Ellis (Orchard Park, NY) added a second score with 4:19 remaining before Morrisville State’s Chris Parlapiano (Ronkonkoma, NY) put the Mustangs on the board seconds later off a pass from Jonathan Fried (Jordan, NY). Eric Stein (Oswego, NY) evened the contest at two, netting the man advantage score from Andrew Elsmore (Scitutate, MA).

Joe Glieco (Williamsville, NY) regained the lead for Medaille, netting an unassisted goal with just two seconds remaining in the quarter.

In the second, Bennett gave the Mavericks the two goal advantage with an unassisted score at 13:30, with Zacharias and Glieco each adding a second score of the afternoon to take a 6-4 lead into the halftime period. Tim Bobbett (Cazenovia, NY) scored twice for the Mustangs in the quarter, the first with 10:31 remaining and the second with two minutes and 10 seconds to go.

Bennett added two scores in the third to give Medaille the 8-4 advantage heading into the final quarter.

In the fourth, Bobbett brought the Mustangs back to within three, netting an unassisted score just 14 seconds into the quarter before Stein added his second goal of the afternoon 4:07 into the quarter.

Jim Luthart (Amherst, NY) regained the three goal advantage for Medaille, netting the unassisted score with 7:08 remaining, the eventual game winner.

With 4:09 remaining, Stein netted a man down score on a forced turnover and added his fourth of the afternoon with 2:14 to go before the Mustangs ran out of clock and Medaille claimed the 9-8 non-conference win.

Stein led Morrisville State with four goals with Bobbett adding three. Parlapiano added the final Mustang score while teammates Elsmore, Fried, Tom Longland (Dunnville, ONT) and Tom Moore (Rush, NY) each added an assist.

Bennett led the Mavericks with three goals and two assists with Glieco tallying two goals and assisting another.

Jimmy Hodgson (Cazenovia, NY) recorded the loss in net, saving eight in 23:03, allowing five scores. Michael Hinchey (Kingston, NY) saved 12 in the final 36:57.

Medaille’s Ben Dlugosh (Palmyra, NY) saved 10 in the win for the Mavericks, including six in the final quarter.

Morrisville State concludes the season with a 4-12 overall record.

Medaille (7-8) returns to the field Saturday at the NEAC Championship Tournament, playing Keuka College for the conference title.

Prior to the game, Morrisville State seniors, Hodgson, Elsmore, Bobbett and Mike Pascuzzi (Waterford, NY) were honored.

Morrisville State enters its third year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2008. 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. 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.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.