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Elmira edges Morrisville State women laxer's for 15-11 win

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse team attempted a second half comeback but fell short Saturday afternoon, as visiting Elmira College edged the Mustangs for the 15-11 non-conference win on Drake Field in Morrisville.

Elmira improves to 1-1 overall while the Mustangs drop to 0-1.

Elmira led 6-3 at the half before Morrisville State cut into the Eagles lead netting three scores in the first 12 minutes of the second half, two from Carmen Velazquez (Syracuse, NY) and the other from Jennifer May (Penfield, NY).

Holding the one goal lead, Elmira then netted four straight off draw control wins for the 11-6 advantage over the Mustangs as Jordan Donegan (Syracuse, NY) and Emily Zimmerman (Syracuse, NY) netted one with teammate Meghan Pass (Owego, NY) adding two, within an eight minute span.

With just over seven minutes to go, Morrisville State’s Sybil Stanton (Walton, NY) scored an unassisted goal to cut the lead to four, but Elmira added two additional scores to post the six goal lead, their largest of the afternoon.

Morrisville State netted three straight in the final 2:27 of the contest, but fell short on time, as Elmira picked up the 15-11 victory.

Pass led the Soaring Eagles with a game high five goals as teammate Sarah Ware (Chesterfield, MO) netted three and assisted one. Donegan, Marki Michaels (Manchester, NY) and Zimmerman each netted two a piece. Jessica Reed (Geneva, NY) completed Elmira scoring with one.

Stephanie McClure (East Rochester, NY) posted the win in net for Elmira, saving four on the afternoon.

Velazquez and Stanton each tallied four goals to lead the Mustangs in their efforts, as teammates Hillary Hartnett (Fairport, NY), Amanda Walter (McClure, PA) and May each tallied one.

Allison Strub (Clifton Springs, NY) recorded the loss, making 14 saves in net for Morrisville State, as the Mustangs were out shot 41-23 on the afternoon.

Elmira held the 32-26 advantage in ground balls, and won 17 draw controls to the Mustangs 10.

Morrisville State returns to the field tomorrow afternoon, opening conference play by hosting the College of St. Elizabeth at 1:30 p.m. on Drake Field.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 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.