Sunday, March 3, 2019

Morrisville State’s late rally falls short in loss to Canton

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State women's lacrosse team opened the 2019 home slate Saturday afternoon on Drake Field in Morrisville, and dropped a close battle with visiting SUNY Canton by a 12-10 final score.

  • Final Score: Morrisville State 10, SUNY Canton 12
  • Location: Drake Field, Morrisville, N.Y.
  • Records: Canton 1-0, Morrisville 0-2
  • Five different Mustangs posted scores on the day, including senior Celia Abbott (Shortsville, N.Y.) who tallied three.
  • Morrisville State posted the first tally of the afternoon on an unassisted score by Melissa Lucciola (Monroe, N.Y.), but the visiting Roos posted three straight to claim a 3-1 advantage with eight minutes to go in the first half.
  • The Mustangs added an unassisted score of the stick of Makenzi Santini (Fairport, N.Y.) to cut the deficit to one, but Canton quickly responded with another to maintain a three goal lead.
  • Both teams exchanged tallies over the remainder of the half, and Canton headed into the halftime break with a 6-4 advantage.
  • A quick tally by the Roos in the opening minutes of the second gave them a four goal cushion, but Morrisville State would net two straight, including one off the stick of Abbott who one-timed the feed from Jillian Hughes (Brookfield, N.Y.).
  • Lucciola followed with her second of the day on the free position to make it a one-goal game, and both traded scores over the ensuing 10 minutes until a two goal strike from the visitors extended the lead to three.
  • Abbott collected her third of the afternoon with 8:17 to go, bringing the Mustangs within two, but Canton was able to collect another to secure the win.
  • Grace Hanehan (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) added two scores, including her first collegiate goal at the 5:42 mark of the first half.
  • The Roos held the 28-23 advantage in the ground ball game, and were successful on 19 clear attempts, while Morrisville State controlled the center circle 15-9, including a 10-3 decision in the second half. Courtney Cavellier (Rodman, N.Y.) collected nine in the center circle. Cavellier also notched two goals and assisted another in the Mustang efforts.
  • Kadi Bice (Lorraine, N.Y.) posted six stops, three in each half of action, in the loss between the pipes for the Mustangs.
  • Morrisville State will return to the field Thursday as they host Oswego State at 4 p.m. on Drake Field. Monday's contest against Elmira has been postponed to Friday due to expected frigid temperatures.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit

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