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Velazquez leads Morrisville State women to win over Medaille

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Morrisville State College senior midfielder, Carmen Velazquez (Syracuse, NY) scored six goals and assisted another to lead the visiting Mustangs women's lacrosse team to a 16-9 win over host Medaille College Sunday afternoon in Buffalo.

The win lifts Morrisville State to 2-3 overall, while the Mustangs remain undefeated in conference action at 2-0. Medaille remains winless, dropping to 0-5 overall, 0-2 in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action.

Morrisville State opened up the contest with a 5-0 lead over the first 13 minutes of the contest with goals coming from Hillary Hartnett (Fairport, NY), Jennifer May (Rochester, NY) and Velazquez before Medaille responded with four straight scores to cut the lead to one.

Within three minutes, Morrisville State regained a four goal cushion, as Velazquez netted two free position scores and Hartnett an unassisted score as the Mustangs took the 8-5 lead.

Medaille added a final score before the halftime period.

In the second half, Morrisville State outscored Medaille 6-1 in 18 minutes of play for the commanding eight goal lead before adding two additional scores in the final four minutes for the 16-9 win.

Hartnett netted a game best four goals while Alison Faulkenburg (Bayport, NY) added three scores. May tallied a goal and two assists, and Elizabeth Peck (Antwerp, NY) netted a goal and assisted another. Jamie Anderson (Harpursville, NY) rounded out Morrisville scoring with a goal.

Allison Strub (Clifton Springs, NY) recorded the win in net, saving nine for Morrisville.

Marilyn Meyer led Medaille with three goals while Taylor Hackford and Heather Boyzuck each added two. Amanda Williams and Lauren Dunkle each added one to complete Maverick scoring.

Jody Lang made 15 saves in net for Medaille as Morrisville State held the 39-21 advantage in shots.

Morrisville State returns to the field Wednesday, traveling to rival Cazenovia College for a 4 p.m. start.

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.