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Morrisville State women's laxers stampede Cazenovia in season finale

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse team cruised to a 17-6 victory over visiting Cazenovia College Thursday afternoon, handing the Wildcats just their second loss of the season.

Morrisville State jumped out to an early one goal lead with a score by Elizabeth Peck (Antwerp, NY) who forced the turnover on a Cazenovia clear attempt. Within a three minute span, the Mustangs added four quick scores, the first from Jennifer Caffarelli (Phillipsburg, NJ) at 23:32, the second from Elizabeth Fish (West Winfield, NY) 34 seconds later, Caffarelli again at 21:18 and Hillary Hartnett (Fairport, NY) at 20:54 to claim the five goal advantage.

Cazenovia’s Courtney Caldwell (Black River, NY) found Christy Foster (Canton, NY) for the Wildcats first score before Morrisville State answered with six straight scores to take the commanding 11-1 lead with 8:55 to go in the first half.

Nicole Kimmel (Rome, NY) and Foster each netted a score for Cazenovia to send the game into the halftime period with an 11-3 Morrisville State lead.

In the second half, Morrisville State continued to dominate the contest, adding five scores for the 16-3 advantage before Cazenovia finally got the ball past Morrisville goalie, Jennifer May (Rochester, NY) on a third score by Foster with 9:20 to go.

Caldwell netted her first goal of the afternoon on a free position with 4:04 remaining before closing the contest with a second score with just 58 seconds left in the contest.

Caffarelli led all scorers on the afternoon with six goals as Sybil Stanton (Walton, NY) and Fish each added three. Carmen Velazquez (Syracuse, NY) tallied two goals and assisting another two while teammate Hillary Hartnett rounded out Mustang scoring with two goals.

May earned the win in net, saving nine, including eight in the second half as Morrisville State concludes the season with a 6-10 overall record.

Cazenovia was led by Foster with three goals and Caldwell with two goals and an assist. Kimmel added a score and assisting another while Hannah Judd (Macedon, NY) tallied an assist.

Cari Dwinal (Laconia, NH) recorded the loss in net, saving nine as Cazenovia falls to 12-2 overall on the season who return to the field Saturday hosting Keuka College for the NEAC Championship title.

Morrisville State dominated the Wildcats in shots (37-21), ground balls (40-28) and draw controls (19-6).

Prior to the contest, Morrisville State seniors, Fish, Paulette Estabrooks (Harpursville, NY) and Caffarelli 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.