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Morrisville State women cruise to win over Abington

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse team led 6-4 midway through the first half, before opening up the contest with 10 straight scores en route to the 21-7 victory over visiting Penn State Abington Saturday afternoon in Morrisville.

Morrisville State improves to 5-8 overall, 5-2 in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action, while Abington drops to 3-7 overall, 2-5 in conference play.

Abington’s Kailey Halliwell (Doylestown, PA) netted the first goal of the contest just 32 seconds in to give the Nittany Lions the one goal advantage before Hillary Hartnett (Fairport, NY) responded for the Mustangs nearly two minutes later with an unassisted score.

Morrisville State then put three quick goals in the back of the net within a minute to take the 4-1 lead and didn’t look back cruising to the conference victory.

Jamie Anderson (Harpursville, NY) led the Mustangs with six goals and two assists while Carmen Velazquez (Syracuse, NY) netted five and assisted another. Hartnett found the back of the net four times while Jennifer May (Rochester, NY) and Alison Falkenburg (Bayport, NY) each added two. Amanda Walter (McClure, PA) and Brittney Ellis (Camillus, NY) rounded out Morrisville State scoring with one each. Walter and May each had two assists.

Allison Strub (Clifton Springs, NY) recorded the win in net, making six stops.

Abington was led by Halliwell with three goals on the afternoon, while Kathelene Kim (Pennsauken, NJ) added two. Dakota Hahn (Allentown, PA) and Lorianne Hooten (Philadelphia, PA) each netted one, with Hahn dishing out an assist.

Danielle Fontaine (Philadelphia, PA) saved five, recording the loss for Abington between the pipes.
Morrisville State held the 31-20 advantage in shots and edged Abington 28-23 in ground balls, while winning 22 out of 30 draws on the afternoon.

The Mustangs honored senior’s Tekesha Hanson (Queens, NY) and Velazquez prior to the first draw.

Morrisville State awaits NEAC tournament seeding, with tournament action set to begin Saturday, April 24 at the top seed.

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.