MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – After defeating the Monarchs 2-1 on the road last night, the Mustangs returned home in search of the non-conference series sweep against King’s. The home squad did not disappoint, defeating the Monarchs 5-3.
- Final Score: Morrisville 5, King’s 3
- Location: Morrisville, N.Y.
- Records: Morrisville 3-5-1, King’s 2-7-0
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- The Mustangs and the Monarchs went toe to toe throughout the first period, but King’s took the one goal lead in the final minute of play in the first.
- However, it did not take the Mustangs long to tie the contest up at 1-1 as Curtis Abbott (Belmont, Ont.) recorded his first collegiate goal off of a tip in front of the crease at the 2:30 mark of the second. James Farmer-Valente (Mississauga, Ont.) picked up the first assist after firing a bullet towards the net. Brett Tibbs (Mt. Airy, Md.) was credited with the second assist.
- Just over six minutes later, Morrisville would make the score 2-1, as they converted on the power play. Jake Kaplan (Bowie, Md.) picked up the goal after redirecting the initial shot from Abbott. Abbott and James Boisvert (Mansfield, Tex.) picked up assists on the tally.
- Unfortunately, the Monarchs capitalized again in the waning seconds of the middle period to tie the contest up at two goals apiece.
- Tied at two-all, Abbott went to work again, scoring his second of the game at the 4:56 mark in the third period to give the Mustangs the one goal advantage on a breakaway. Stevie Gerbis (Bradenton, Fla.) and Trevor Grasby (Holland Landing, Ont.) assisted.
- Just under 12 minutes later, Gerbis recorded his first collegiate tally in what would prove to be the game winner at the 16:50 mark in the third. Matteo DiBlasio (Toronto, Ont.) notched the assist.
- The Monarchs gave one last push, taking advantage of a Morrisville penalty at the 18:09 mark.
- King’s continued to push, pulling their goaltender late in the third, but Eric Melso (Philadelphia, Pa.) secured the win with an empty netter at the 19:03 mark to give Morrisville the 5-3 win.
- Garrett Boyonoski (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.) picked up his second win of the season between the pipes, recording 23 saves over sixty minutes of work.
NEXT UP FOR THE MUSTANGS
Morrisville will turn their attention back to conference play as they head to SUNY Cortland on Wednesday night for a 7 PM contest.
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.