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Morrisville State volleyball goes 2-2 at D'Youville Tournament

Nicole Wright named to all-Tournament Team
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s volleyball team posted a 2-2 record at the D’Youville College Spartan Tournament Friday and Saturday in Buffalo.

Morrisville State opened the tournament Friday with a 3-1 loss to Hilbert College (15-25, 28-26, 11-25, 20-25). Senior middle hitter Nicole Wright (Dryden, NY) recorded a team high 10 kills, a service ace and solo block while teammate Deanna Zbikowski (North Syracuse, NY) added five kills and 17 assists in the Mustangs efforts. Devan Hirst (Cobleskill, NY) had 12 defensive digs.

In the second of Friday’s match-ups, Morrisville State defeated host D’Youville 3-2 for their first win of the season (25-23, 24-26, 25-19, 12-25, 15-9). Angelina Ciaschi (Ithaca, NY) led the attack game with 10 kills while Wright added eight and Sarah Keyser (Honeoye, NY) seven. Zbikowski had 25 assists.

On Saturday, Morrisville State topped Becker 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-16) with Wright leading the way with 13 kills. Zbikowski had 20 assists and two solo blocks in the match with Wright and Hirst combining for 26 digs.

Facing Hilbert for a second time in the tournament, the Hawks took the 3-0 victory over the Mustangs with match scores of 25-22, 25-16 and 25-20. Wright tallied four kills and seven digs in the Mustang efforts. Hirst also contributed 10 digs.

Wright was named to the all-Tournament team.

Morrisville State (2-2) returns to the court Friday at the SUNY Potsdam Victory Promotions Invitational in Potsdam, facing Hamilton College in the first match-up at 6 p.m.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.