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Morrisville State women's lacrosse falls short in NAC West semi-finals

AURORA, NY – The Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse team fell short in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Western Division semi-final round Saturday afternoon, dropping a 16-9 decision to second seed Keuka College at Wells College in Aurora.

The Mustangs drop to 5-9 overall, 5-3 in conference action while Keuka improves to 8-5 overall, 7-1 in conference play.

Morrisville State trailed 4-2 with 19:49 to go in the first half, before Keuka rattled off six straight scores for the eight goal advantage. The Mustangs responded with three goals in the final two minutes of the half, cutting the lead to six at the half.

In the second, the Mustangs netted three in the first 10 minutes of the half to trail by five, but couldn’t pull any closer as Keuka claimed the play-off win.

Carmen Velazquez (Syracuse, NY) led Morrisville State with three goals, while Jamie Anderson (Harpursville, NY) added two scores and an assist. Jennifer May (Rochester, NY) netted two for the Mustangs, and Hillary Hartnett (Fairport, NY) and Elizabeth Peck (Antwerp, NY) rounded out Morrisville scoring with one each.

Allison Strub (Clifton Springs, NY) recorded the loss between the pipes for the Mustangs, making 12 saves.

Brandy Shafer led the Keuka Storm with six goals, while teammates Trista Partridge, Courtney Potochniak and Laura Dougherty each added three. Jennifer Bush had a goal and two assists for the Storm.

Keuka keeper, Molly Hogan, had seven saves in the win.

Morrisville State concludes their season play Tuesday, hosting Alfred University at 3 p.m. on the Morrisville State campus.

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.