HERSHEY, Pa. – The Mustangs dropped their opening contest of the 2021-2022 season on Saturday afternoon, falling to the Lebanon Valley College Flying Dutchmen 5-4.
- Final Score: Morrisville 4, Lebanon Valley 5
- Location: Hershey, Pa.
- Records: Morrisville 0-1-0, Lebanon Valley 1-1-0
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- The Dutchmen jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the 4th minute of play at Hershey Park Arena.
- However, the Mustangs exploded for two goals of their own in the 16th minute of the first period to take a 2-1 advantage.
- Chris Mott (Nesconset, N.Y.) netted his first collegiate goal with a one-timer inside the left post for the first strike. Curtis Abbott (Belmont, Ont.) was credited with the assist.
- Twenty two seconds later, Trevor Neumann (Burlington, Ont.) took the centering pass from Brett Tibbs (Mt. Airy, Md.) and deposited it top self for his first collegiate goal to give the Mustangs the 2-1 lead. Tibbs picked up the assist.
- Morrisville continued their offensive momentum into the second period, picking up a goal just 35 seconds into the middle frame.
- James Boisvert (Mansfield, Tex.) ripped a screamer from the point, making the score 3-1. Abbott picked up his second assist of the game on the play, with Jake Kaplan (Bowie, Md.) getting credit for the second assist.
- Not to be outdone by his teammates, Kaplan found the back of the net himself during the 13th minute of the second period. Jestin Somero (New Ipswich, N.H.) assisted on the goal.
- Unfortunately for Morrisville, it was all Lebanon Valley from there on out.
- The Flying Dutchmen picked up a goal in the 19th minute of the second period to cut the lead in half and then proceeded to tack on three additional goals in the third to come away with the 5-4 come from behind victory over the Mustangs.
NEXT UP FOR THE MUSTANGS
Morrisville will look to rebound quickly as they jump right into State Universities of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play on Wednesday night. The Mustangs will host the SUNY Geneseo Knights at 7 PM in the IcePlex.
SUNY Morrisville’s curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2020 issue and was among the top 10 performers for social mobility, and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2020 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about SUNY Morrisville, visit www.morrisville.edu.