MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Wells College men's lacrosse team recorded a 21-8 defeat at Morrisville State College on Wednesday. With the loss, Wells moves to 2-11 overall and to 1-6 within the North Eastern Athletic Conference. The Mustangs, who won the 2015 NEAC Championship, improve to 10-2 while remaining undefeated in seven league fixtures.
Wells managed to score eight goals against the Mustangs, the most allowed by Morrisville State against a NEAC opponent in 2016. Junior Alex Milliken (Hilton, N.Y.) scored a team-leading four goals, adding two assists for six points (4-2=6) while tying with sophomore Aaron Heisey (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) with four ground balls.
Heisey, senior Connor Jansen (Horseheads, N.Y.), sophomore Brian Buttner (Highland Mills, N.Y.) and classmate Tanner Mingen (Houston, Texas) rounded out the goal scoring for Wells. Jansen added two assists while Mingen registered an assist of his own. Defenseman Derrick Owens (Utica, N.Y.) racked up a team-best three caused turnovers.
Morrisville scored three goals within 2:08 in the first quarter before Heisey forced home a pass from Milliken with 5:30 to go, putting Wells on the scoreboard. A quick 5-0 run created an 8-1 lead before Milliken scored unassisted with 1:45 remaining in the first half, sending Morrisville State into halftime with an 8-2 lead.
Despite a Milliken goal, set up by Jansen, with only 34 seconds elapsed in the second half, Morrisville State would hold on to the decisive victory. Wells had a brief rally in the fourth quarter, scoring three-straight goals at one point, but the Mustangs ended the game on a 6-0 scoring run.
Wells goalkeeper Elijah Tracey (Utica, N.Y.) made 15 saves in the loss. The tandem of Christopher Fiore and Dan Sherlock combined to make 10 saves on 18 shots faced for the Mustangs.
Nick Geswaldo scored four goals and added an assist for five points, tying for the Mustangs team lead in point scoring with Brad Biggs and his two goals and three assists. Scott Augustine picked up a team-best eight ground balls for Morrisville State.
Wells will return to action this Saturday, Apr. 30 as it hosts SUNY Cobleskill in a 2 p.m. tilt. The Express will honor both of its graduating senior student-athletes, Jansen and Flaherty, with a pre-game ceremony on Senior Day.