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Morrisville State dominates St. Elizabeth, opens conference action with 22-0 win

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse team opened North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action Sunday afternoon, dominating visiting College of St. Elizabeth with a 22-0 final.

Morrisville State improves to 1-1 overall, 1-0 in NEAC action while St. Elizabeth drops to 0-3 overall and 0-1 in the conference.

Morrisville State jumped out to an early 7-0 lead just 10 minutes into the contest with goals from five different Mustang players, three from attack Jennifer May (Penfield, NY) before extending the lead to 16-0 at the break.

In the second half, the Mustangs added six additional scores to their tallies, while allowing just one shot defensively.

May led the Mustangs with five goals and an assist, while seven teammates contributed to the win. Elizabeth Peck (Antwerp, NY) netted five goals, Hillary Hartnett (Fairport, NY) added three scores, while assisting three, Carmen Velazquez (Syracuse, NY) scored three goals and assisted two, while Jamie Anderson (Harpursville, NY) and Sybil Stanton (Walton, NY) each tallied two goals. Anderson added two assists, and Stanton one.

Amanda Walter (McClure, PA) notched a score and assisted four others, while teammate Alison Falkenburgh (Bayport, NY) rounded out Morrisville State scoring with a goal.

Allison Strub (Clifton Springs, NY) recorded the shut out win in net, making one save.

Melinda Levendusky (Butler, NJ) made eight stops in the loss for the Eagles.

Morrisville State held the 35-2 advantage in shots, 32-14 advantage in ground balls and tallied 19 draw controls to the Eagles five on the afternoon.

The Mustangs return to the field Tuesday, March 23 against Fort Lewis in Colorado for spring break.

Beginning with the 2010 season, North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) members Cazenovia, College of St. Elizabeth, Keuka, Medaille, Penn State - Abington, SUNY Morrisville, Wells, and Wilson will play as associate members of the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) in a West Division. Each division will hold a championship and the two divisional champions will meet to determine the conference champion.

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.