The Keuka College Women’s Lacrosse team overcame a four-goal second-half deficit to defeat Morrisville State 11-9 in a North Eastern Athletic Conference game April 15.
Kendall Neuberger (Penn Yan) led Keuka College (9-0, 5-0 NEAC) with five goals in the game. Vanessa Tsarevich (Rochester) added three free-position goals for the Wolves. Ally Thayer (Rome) made 12 saves in goal for Keuka College to earn the victory.
Keuka College 11 vs. Morrisville State 9
The Wolves took a quick lead over the Mustangs, scoring in the opening minute as Brooke Main (Newark ) found Brenna Voigt (Penn Yan) for the goal. Minutes later, Vanessa Tsarevich scored for the 2-0 lead. Morrisville State responded with five goals in five minutes. The run was ended by Kendall Neuberger with a goal halfway through the first. Both teams would score a pair of goals in the final 10 minutes as Morrisville State took a 7-5 lead into halftime.
The Mustangs pushed their lead to four goals, adding a pair of tallies in the first five minutes of the second half. Keuka College began their comeback. Vanessa Tsarevich scored a pair of free-position goals less than a minute apart to cut the margin to two-goals. Kendall Neuberger then did the same feat to tie the game at 9-9 with 16:56 left in the second half. Morrisville State looked to take the lead with six minutes left in the game, but the goal was disallowed due to a crease violation. Keuka College took possession of the ball and worked it down the field. Vera Freda (Watertown) found the back of the net to give Keuka a 10-9 lead. The Wolves thought their lead was doubled, but they too had a goal called back, this time due to an illegal stick. That would not deter the Wolves. Vera Freda capped the scoring with a free-position goal to make it 11-9. The Green and Gold controlled the ball for the final 2:37 as they ran the clock out on an 11-9 North Eastern Athletic Conference victory.
This was Keuka College’s first victory over Morrisville State since the 2015 season, snapping a three-game losing streak to the Mustangs
Kendall Neuberger moved to seventh on the career scoring list, passing Olivia Hudson ’15 with 99 career goals
The Wolves remain on their homestand this Wednesday, hosting Wells College in a conference game. Keuka College will face the Express at 7 p.m. April 18 at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex. The Wolves are 1-1 all-time against Wells, defeating the Express 13-12 in overtime last season.
Keuka College 16 Cazenovia 5
The Keuka College Women’s Lacrosse team defeated Cazenovia College 16-5 April 14 in a North Eastern Athletic Conference game at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.
Brenna Voigt (Penn Yan) and Abigail Wood (Onondaga) each scored four goals as Keuka College (8-0, 4-0 NEAC) remained undefeated. Kendall Neuberger (Penn Yan) scored three goals and added an assist for Keuka.
Keuka College 16 vs. Cazenovia College 5
Keuka College struck first, scoring 19 seconds into the game. Cazenovia College would tie it but the Wolves had a response. Keuka College scored eight straight as they took control of the game. Abigail Wood accounted for four of Keuka’s eight goals during the run. Cazenovia College snapped the run by Vanessa Tsarevich (Rochester) scored with 14 seconds left as Keuka led 10-2 at the half.
The two teams traded goals in the opening 10 minutes of the second half. The Wolves pushed their lead to 10 goals at 14-4 following a Vanessa Tsarevich free-position goal with six minutes left in the game. Cazenovia answered with a goal, but the Wolves added two goals in the final minutes on their way to the 16-5 victory.
Keuka College 17 Houghton 13
The Keuka College Women’s Lacrosse team defeated Houghton College 17-13 in a non-conference game at Houghton April 10.
Kendall Neuberger (Penn Yan) scored five goals to pace Keuka College (7-0). Vanessa Tsarevich (Rochester), MaKayla Mesec (Oswego, and Brenna Voigt (Penn Yan) each added four goals apiece to round out the Keuka College scoring.
Keuka College 17 at Houghton College 13
The Highlanders scored the first goal of the game, but the Wolves responded. Keuka College would score the next seven goals to take a commanding 7-1 lead on Tuesday. Houghton College answered with four straight goals over the next six minutes. Keuka snapped the run and the teams traded goals as the game went to halftime with Keuka College leading 9-6.
Keuka College took advantage of an early yellow card to score the first goal of the second half. Houghton had an answer and cut the lead to two, 11-9, with 16 minutes left in the contest. The Wolves attacked, scoring six unanswered goals to lead 17-9. Houghton attempted a late comeback, scoring four goals over the last nine minutes, but it was not enough as Keuka College moved to 7-0 with a 17-13 victory.