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Morrisville State men escape Hilbert, net 2-1 victory

HAMBURG, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College (2-1) men’s soccer team escaped with their second victory of the season, tallying the non-conference win over host Hilbert College Tuesday afternoon by a 2-1 final in Hamburg.

Morrisville State’s Sanley Pierre-Louis (Gaithersburg, MD) was first to net a goal on the day, heading a free kick from Matthew Sevier (Happaugue, NY) past Hilbert keeper Kamil Cislak in the 37th minute.

Nearly two minutes later, Pierre-Louis struck again, netting a thru ball from Erik Whitcombe (Ogdensburg, NY) from the 18 to give the Mustangs the two goal advantage at the break.

Hilbert’s lone goal came in the 75th minute on a break away from James Knapp to Shawn Colvin.

Shane Sullivan (Sherrill, NY) recorded the win in net, making two stops in 45 minutes of action. Joe Bunzey (Afton, NY) saved two in the final 45, allowing one score.

Cislak had just two saves as Morrisville State placed six on net.

Morrisville State returns to the field Saturday, opening North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action against Route 20 rival, Cazenovia College at 3 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.