Pacers Suffer First Setback at Morrisville State

Morrisville, NY Morrisville State College opened their 2010 campaign with a 9-5 victory over Marywood University in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon, handing the Pacers their first loss of the season. The Mustangs, who got a four-point effort from Tim Bobbett, are now 1-0 on the season while Marywood falls to 3-1.

Marywood would hold a 2-0 lead after the first quarter of Wednesday's contest behind goals from Gregory Nester (Morgantown, PA) and Dustin Sturdevant (Binghamton, NY) Morrisville State responded with three unanswered goals in the second period to hold a 3-2 halftime lead. Tom Moore and Andrew Stein scored to tie the game, before Bobbett's goal with just 24 seconds to play in the half gave the hosts the one-goal advantage.

The Mustang's Eric Stein extended the lead to 4-2 at the 12:16 mark of the third quarter before William Roerden (Warwick, NY) finished off a feed from Nick Parks (Emmaus, PA) to draw Marywood back within one 31 seconds later. Devon Maxwell's goal with 2:34 remaining gave Morrisville State a 5-3 lead heading into the final 15 minutes of play.

Stein and Maxwell would stretch the Mustangs lead to 7-3 with 7:38 to play before Parks got one back for the Pacers. After Bobbett tallied his second goal of the game, Roerden did the same for Marywood with his team leading eighth goal of the season of a Jameson Roberts (Suffern, NY) to cut the Pacers' deficit to 8-5 with 4:04 to play, but Bobbett completed his hat-trick with 2:10 left on the clock to close out the scoring.

Marywood held a 35-27 advantage in shots for the game while Morrisville State claimed a 33-29 edge in groundballs.

Michael Hinchey picked up the win in the Mustangs' cage after turning aside 14 Marywood shots. Jesse Habich (Broomall, PA) took the loss despite making 10 saves for the Pacers.

After starting the season with four straight road games, Marywood will make their home debut this Saturday when they host Wesley College in a non-conference match-up. The Pacers first game on their new turf field is scheduled to face-off at 4:00 p.m. in Scranton.


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