MORRISVILLE, N.Y. (SUNY MORRISVILLE ATHLETICS) – The SUNY Morrisville men’s lacrosse team collected their sixth straight North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Tournament title, and seventh overall, Saturday as they topped second-seeded Penn College of Technology by a 17-1 final score on Drake Field in Morrisville.
- Final Score: Morrisville 17, Penn College 1 (halftime: Morrisville 9-1)
- Location: Drake Field, Morrisville, N.Y.
- Records: Morrisville 7-1, Penn College 4-2
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- SUNY Morrisville men’s lacrosse claimed their seventh overall tournament title Saturday afternoon, downing the second seeded Penn College Wildcats 17-1 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) tournament final in Morrisville.
- Morrisville’s Zach Nestor (Manlius, N.Y.) took home tournament Most Valuable Player honors after collecting a tourney total six goals and nine assists for 15 total points in two contests, including a nine-point outing in the title game behind his three tallies and six assists.
- Alex Nowak (Cazenovia, N.Y.) posted a hat trick for a second straight contest, netting three goals, while eight additional Mustangs added to the win.
- Roman Reiss (LaFayette, N.Y.), Savion Williams (Peekskill, N.Y.), and Geoffrey Field (Glen Cove, N.Y.) each posted two goals apiece.
- Zack Mabry (Suffern, N.Y.), Evan Kistner (Fulton, N.Y.), Gerald Klubek (Eden, N.Y.), Chris Picciott (Brewerton, N.Y.) and Jah Kinsey (Cortland, N.Y.) each added one of their own to the scoreboard.
- Dylan LaPlace (Chester, Conn.) improved to 7-1 in net for the Mustangs, collecting six stops.
- Penn College’s Michael Stank posted the lone tally for the Wildcats in the second quarter, while goalkeeper Andrew Gobbi did all he could to keep the visitors in the game, turning away 22 total across four quarters, including a nine save effort in the third.
- Morrisville dominated in nearly every facet of the contest, outgunning the Wildcats 54-17 in shots, winning 16-of-20 total from the center ‘x’, 14 of which came from freshman Soren Bredeson (Eagle, Colo.).
- The Mustangs also won the ground ball battle 36-20, with Bredeson picking up a high eight, followed by defenseman Paul Tocci (Riverhead, N.Y.) who collected six along with a caused turnover.
- Daniel Jackson and Isaac Hernandez collected four ground balls each, along with three caused turnovers for the Wildcats.
- Morrisville opened scoring just 13 ticks in as Mabry put home the dish from Dante Patriarco (Cortland, N.Y.) for an early lead.
- Within minutes, Nestor added to the Mustnag lead with his first of three on the day, followed less than a minute later by Kistner with his 11th of the season.
- Nowak made it a 4-0 game, burying the shot from Nestor, before Reiss added a fifth first quarter tally, again off the feed from Nestor, to send the game into the second with a 5-0 top-seed lead.
- Stank cut into the lead with the first score of the second, but that was short-lived as Morrisville rattled off four straight in the final six minutes of play to carry the 9-1 advantage into the break.
- Klubek rifled in one from just outside at the 5:57 mark, before Williams added one of two total on the day just over a minute later.
- Nestor collected his second, and 16th of the season with 2:59 to go before Williams posted another of the frame with 1:56 remaining in the half.
- Morrisville rolled in the third and fourth quarters of action, collecting two extra-man tallies, while limiting Penn College to just 10 total shot attempts, all that came in the final frame.
- The NCAA selection show will air Sunday, May 9 at 9 p.m. The Mustangs will wait to see if they receive an at large bid for the NCAA Division III Tournament.