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Lakers use first half to top Morrisville State women's lacrosse

MORRISVILLE, NY – Visiting SUNY Oswego scored 14 first half goals, with Kristen Darcy leading the Lakers with five on the afternoon, en route to the 20-6 non-conference victory over host Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse Saturday afternoon in Morrisville.

Oswego went on a 4-0 run to open the first half, before Morrisville State’s Carmen Velazquez (Syracuse, NY) was able to put the Mustangs on the scoreboard at 23:25. The Lakers responded with five straight to take a commanding 9-1 lead, before the Mustangs put a second goal on the scoreboard, as Jennifer May (Rochester, NY) found Hillary Hartnett (Fairport, NY) midway through the half.

The Lakers put together a second five goal run to take a commanding 14-2 lead, but May closed the half for Morrisville with a score off a pass from Jamie Anderson (Harpursville, NY).

In the second, Oswego out scored Morrisville 6-3, as Velazquez, Anderson and Amanda Walter (McClure, PA) found the back of the net for the Mustangs.

Allison Strub (Clifton Springs, NY) recorded 11 saves in net for the Mustangs, who dropped to 3-6 overall.

Lauren Marois saved two in the first 30 minutes to earn the win in net for Oswego, while teammate Nicole Nalle added three saves in the final half.

Morrisville State returns to the field tomorrow, traveling to Wilson College for a 12 p.m. conference contest.

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.