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Morrisville State women drop heartbreaker to Division II Fort Lewis

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse team dropped a heartbreaking 11-10 loss to Division II Fort Lewis College in Colorado Springs Tuesday afternoon, with Carmen Velazquez (Syracuse, NY) leading the Mustangs with five goals.

Fort Lewis took a 5-2 lead over Morrisville State in the first 10 minutes of the contest, before the Mustangs battled back with two straight scores by Sybil Stanton (Walton, NY).

Alyssa Vigil gave Fort Lewis the 7-4 advantage with two quick scores, before Hillary Hartnett (Fairport, NY) and Velazquez each added one within 10 seconds to make it a one goal game with just over nine minutes to go in the half. Morrisville State matched Fort Lewis’ next score with one of their own, before adding another with just over a minute to go in the half to give Fort Lewis the 9-7 advantage heading into the break.

In the second, Fort Lewis matched Morrisville State scoring to maintain the two goal advantage heading into the final six minutes of play and Velazquez brought the Mustangs to within one with 5:39 to go but fell short on time as Fort Lewis picked up the 11-10 win.

Velazquez led Morrisville State with five goals and four ground balls, while teammate Stanton added three scores and an assist. Hartnett and Jennifer May (Rochester, NY) rounded out Mustang scoring with a goal each. Allison Strub (Clifton Springs, NY) tallied seven saves between the pipes in the loss for Morrisville.

Morrisville State drops to 1-2 overall and will face Colorado College Thursday.

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.