MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — The Keuka College Men's Lacrosse lost on Wednesday to hosts Morrisville State 17-5 in the semi-finals of the 2018 North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament.
Morrisville State 17 vs. Keuka College 5 – North Eastern Athletic Conference Semi-Finals
The Wolves struck first on Wednesday against the Mustangs. Kasey Olsen got the ball behind the net and found a cutting Craig Gerhardt in front of the goal for a one-time shot and goal to give Keuka a 1-0 lead. The Mustangs scored the next three goals to take the lead against the Wolves. Keuka College got one back with a minute left as Seth Bush let a sharp-angled shot go and beat the keeper to make it 3-2. Goalie Ryan Mavretish made a big save for the Wolves in the final minute as the first quarter ended with Morrisville State leading 3-2.
The Mustangs extended their lead in the second quarter. The Wolves struggled to get a shot on goal against Morrisville in the period. The Mustangs would outscore Keuka College 3-0 in the quarter and led 6-2 at the half.
Morrisville State scored the opening goal of the second half, but Keuka went on the man-up and generated chances. The Wolves got multiple shots with the man advantage but they were all saved by the Mustangs' keeper. With six minutes left in the quarter, Keuka College snapped their scoring drought as Gerhardt found Andrew Burns in front for the goal to make it 8-3. Minutes later, Seth Bush found the back of the net to cut the margin to four. Morrisville State rebounded with a pair of goals and led Keuka College 10-4 going into the final quarter.
The Wolves forced a Mustang turnover early in the fourth quarter and Garrett Stonewell started the transition. The ball found Mark Shattuck for the goal as Keuka College made it 10-5. Morrisville State would score the final seven goals of the game to defeat Keuka College 17-5 in the conference semi-finals.
- The Wolves fall to 9-11 all-time against Morrisville State
- Keuka College is now 11-5 in school history in the North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament.
- Four of Keuka's five post-season losses has come to the hands of Morrisville State as the Mustangs have defeated the Wolves in the NEAC Tournament in each of the last four seasons
- Andrew Burns finished his Keuka College career with 93 goals, tying for eighth most in school history
- Craig Gerhardt recorded his 100th career point for the Wolves
- Harold Pallone set a new Keuka College single-season record with 95 ground balls
- Freshman Jake Carlson finished his first season with 154 faceoff wins, second-most in school history