Hartnett leads Morrisville State women to 11-8 come-from-behind victory over Medaille

(Buffalo, NY – April 9, 2011) The Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse team posted a come-from-behind conference victory Saturday afternoon, netting the 11-8 win over Medaille College in Buffalo.

The win boosts the Mustangs to a 3-4 overall record, 3-0 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) – West Division action. Medaille dropped to 2-4 overall, 1-3 in conference play.

Medaille had a 5-1 advantage midway through the first period, before Morrisville State rattled off three straight to cut the lead to one a the break.

In the second, Hillary Hartnett (Fairport, NY) posted two scores within 17 seconds to give Morrisville State their first lead of the contest, adding three additional goals down the stretch en route to the Mustangs win.

Hartnett finished with six goals on the day, while Alison Falkenburgh (Blue Point, NY) had two goals and an assist in the win. Lesa Ward (South Glens Falls, NY) also added two, while Cassie Edmondson (Oshawa, ONT) rounded out Mustang scoring with one. Jessica Young (Clifton Springs, NY) had two assists.

Allison Strub (Midlakes, NY) made nine saves in the win for the Mustangs, seven in the first half.

Marilyn Meyer tallied three goals to lead Medaille in the loss, while teammate Taylor Hackford added two and assisted two others.

Chris Balestracci posted 13 saves.

Morrisville State returns to the field Sunday, hosting Wilson College at 1 p.m.


Morrisville State (3-4, 3-0 NEAC) vs. Medaille College (2-4, 1-3 NEAC)
Date: Apr 09, 2011  Location: Buffalo, NY           Stadium: All High Stadium
Attendance:64   Start time:12:00pm   End time:1:38pm    Total time:1:38

SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  Tot
Morrisville State…  4  7 – 11
Medaille College….  5  3 –  8

Morrisville State SCORING: GOALS: Hillary Hartnett 6; Alison
Falkenburgh 2; Lesa Ward 2; Cassie Edmondson 1.
ASSISTS: Jessica Young 2; Alison Falkenburgh 1.

Medaille College SCORING: GOALS: Marilyn Meyer 3; Taylor Hackford 2;
Lauren Dunkle 2; Courtney Kerwin 1.
ASSISTS: Taylor Hackford 2; Courtney Kerwin 1; Jody Lang 1.

Morrisville State GROUND BALLS: Hillary Hartnett 5; Erin Rundle 4;
Cassie Edmondson 3; Brandi Rafalko 3; Alison Falkenburgh 2; Kelsey
Pellegrino 2; Lesa Ward 2; 18 1; Jennifer May 1; Allison Strub 1.

Medaille College GROUND BALLS: Heather Boyzuck 4; Katie Bush 3; Taylor
Hackford 3; Marilyn Meyer 3; Ashlea Browning 2; Lauren Dunkle 1;
Michelle Kemp 1; Courtney Kerwin 1; Josie Martin 1.

Morrisville State TURNOVERS CAUSED: Hillary Hartnett 3; Cassie
Edmondson 2; Lesa Ward 2; Kimberly Lewis 1; Jennifer May 1; Erin
Rundle 1.
Medaille College TURNOVERS CAUSED: Heather Boyzuck 1; Katie Bush 1;
Lauren Dunkle 1; Taylor Hackford 1; Linsey Heferle 1; Courtney Kerwin
1; Marilyn Meyer 1.

SHOTS – Morrisville State 29; Medaille College 24.
SHOTS ON GOAL – Morrisville State 24; Medaille College 17.

Penalties – Morrisville State 0/0:00; Medaille College 0/0:00.
MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES – Morrisville State 0-0; Medaille College 0-0.

TURNOVERS – Morrisville State 15; Medaille College 20.

FACEOFFS – Morrisville State 0-0; Medaille College 0-0.

CLEARS – Morrisville State 2-7; Medaille College 3-6.

GOALIES – MORW2011: Allison Strub 3-4 (60:00 minutes, 17 shots-9
saves, 8 GA); MEDW2011: Chris Balestracci 2-4 (60:00, 24-13, 11).

Start time: 12:00pm   Finish time: 1:38pm    Length of game: 1:38
Officials: Gary Kopacz; Debbie Timlin; Kristy Bondgren. Scorer:
Michael Carbery.

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