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Morrisville edges Lady Saxons, 15-14
3/17/12

MORRISVILLE, NY -The Alfred University women’s lacrosse team suffered a 15-14 setback to host Morrisville College, Saturday Afternoon in a non-conference matchup. With the loss the Saxons fall to 1-2 overall, while the Mustangs improve to 1-2.

AU held a slight 9-8 advantage heading into intermission, behind three first half scores from freshman attack Kaitlyn Button (Canastota, NY/Cazenovia).

The teams traded goals to start the second half to give the Saxons a 10-9 lead with 25 minutes remaining in the contest. Senior attack Emily Crosby (Fairport, NY/Fairport) scored for AU to gain a two goal lead before Morrisville responded scoring three unanswered goals to claim a 12-11 lead with just over 11 minutes remaining. Morrisville’s Jessica Young notched the game-winner with nine seconds remaining to soil the Saxons comeback.

Sophomore midfielder Ashley White (Islip, NY/Islip) netted a game-high four goals and Button finished with five points on three goals and two assists to pace the Saxons. Crosby finished with a pair of goals and junior midfielders Tracie McGinnity (Rochester, NY/Greece Olympia) and Devin Fitzgerald (Rochester, NY/Greece Olympia) and senior midfielder Molly Finnerty (Watertown, NY/Watertown) each tallied a goal, while senior defender Molly Sullivan (Fonda, NY/Fonda-Fultonville) chipped in with an assist.

Freshman Taylor Tarajos (Rochester, NY/Greece Olympia) went the distance in goal for AU and made five saves, while Danille Puzio made a game-high 14 stops in net for the Mustangs.
Shelby Wood recorded five points (four goals, one assist) and Hillary Hartnett and Jamie Anderson each scored three goals to lead Morrisville.

Alfred returns to action Wednesday, March 21, at 4 p.m., when they take on visiting Wells College.