Morrisville State Defeats Cazenovia; Wins Third-Straight NEAC Men's Lacrosse Championship

Morrisville State Defeats Cazenovia; Wins Third-Straight NEAC Men's Lacrosse Championship

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – A seven-goal first half for top-seeded Morrisville State College set the tone for Saturday’s North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Men’s Lacrosse Championship game as the Mustangs defeated No. 2 seed Cazenovia College by a final score of 15-3.

Boxscore / Recap (Courtesy of Morrisville State College)
 

NEAC Offensive Player of the Year Nick Geswaldo (Lafayette, N.Y.) led all players with five goals and an assist while Logan Peters (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) added two goals and two assists in the win. Shawn Walberger (Fulton, N.Y.) won 14-of-18 face-offs and picked up a game-high nine ground balls.

Ben Wilson (Voorheesville, N.Y.) scored two goals and Brock Post (Endwell, N.Y.) recorded two assists for Cazenovia College (12-3). Joe Timm (Denver, Colo.) tallied the Wildcats’ third goal.

Morrisville State goalie Tyler Catalfano (Rochester, N.Y.) was named Tournament Most Valuable Player after turning away 11 shots in the championship game. In two postseason games, Catalfano recorded 20 saves. 

Alex Delevan (Jamesville, N.Y.) made 10 saves for Cazenovia.

With the win, Morrisville State (10-5) earns its third-straight NEAC Championship and fourth overall. The Mustangs will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Tournament with matchups being announced on the NCAA Selection Show on Sunday at 9 p.m. The selection show can be viewed at ncaa.com.

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has fourteen NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Bryn Athyn College, Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Morrisville State College, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (M Volleyball), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse, M Volleyball), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse, M Volleyball), Pennsylvania State University – Altoona (M Volleyball), and Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf).  The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of field hockey and men’s and women’s tennis.  For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.