Wolves Fall at Home on Parents and Senior Day

Photo by Mary Mullen
Photo by Mary Mullen

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Men's Lacrosse team lost at home to Morrisville State by the score of 13-11 in a North Eastern Athletic Conference game at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.

Freshman Connor Cupp led Keuka College (9-4, 6-1 NEAC) with three goals and four assists in the loss. Brandon Clark added three goals for the Wolves.

Morrisville State 13 at Keuka College 11

The Wolves jumped out to a fast start as Connor Cupp scored on the man-up four minutes into the game for the early lead. Will York added a goal a minute later and Cupp scored his second with 6:27 left in the quarter for the 3-0 lead. On the ensuing faceoff, Seth Spurgeon won it and raced down, beating the goalie just eight seconds later as the Wolves led 4-0 after the first quarter.

Keuka College extended their lead with a pair of goals to start the second quarter as Keuka pushed the lead to 6-0. Morrisville State scored their first goal of the game with 7:21 left in the second quarter. That sparked five unanswered goals for the Mustangs, but Keuka College remained ahead 6-5 at the half.

Brandon Clark scored the first and last goal of the third quarter for the Wolves. However, Clark's tallies sandwiched a second 5-0 run by Morrisville State as the Mustangs tied the game and took the lead. Morrisville State led 10-8 going to the final quarter.

The Green and Gold responded as Brandon Clark and Connor Cupp each scored in the opening five minutes to tie the game at 10-10. Morrisville took the lead with just under seven minutes left on the man-up. The Mustangs pushed their lead to two, but Kasey Gallina scored with 2:03 to get one back as Keuka trailed 12-11. Morrisville State would win the final two faceoffs of the game as they ran out the clock. The Mustangs added an insurance goal and defeated Keuka College 13-11 on Saturday.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College lost their fourth straight to Morrisville State and are now 9-12 all-time against the Mustangs
  • Nikoli Biljanoski made 13 saves for the Wolves. The junior moved to third on the single-season saves list at Keuka College
  • The seven-point game by Connor Cupp pushed the freshman into the top ten on the single-season points list. Cupp has tallied 63 points in his first season a Keuka College, tying for fifth most in a season in program history
  • Senior Cody Nitzke had a big game for the Wolves on Senior Day. Nitzke finished with five caused turnovers and nine groundballs. He also moves to seventh on the career groundball list with 157 in his four years at Keuka College

Up Next for Keuka College: Saturday ended the regular season for Keuka College as the Wolves finished with a 6-1 NEAC record, finishing second. Keuka College will await the final postseason schedule from the conference, being released later this weekend.