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Pierre-Louis nets hat trick in decisive win over D'Youville

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College sophomore forward, Sanley Pierre-Louis (Gaithersburg, MD) netted a hat-trick Wednesday afternoon to lead the men’s soccer team to a 6-1 decisive victory over visiting D’Youville College on Lemery Field in Morrisville.

Pierre-Louis gave Morrisville State the early one goal lead, netting his first of the afternoon off a rebound just 23 seconds into the contest. Andrew Stein (Oswego, N.Y.) was credited with the assist.

In the 15th minute, Pierre-Louis added his second score to extend the Mustang lead to two, netting the one touch from Matthew Sevier (Happaugue, N.Y.).

Morrisville State’s Andrew Brobbey (Bronx, NY) broke away from the defense in the 29th minute, firing the ball into the back of the net, unassisted, for a 3-0 Mustang advantage.

In the second half, Pierre-Louis followed up a defensive bobble and broke free within the box, putting his third score of the afternoon past Spartan keeper Matt Smith at 60:11.

Nearly nine minutes later, Dillon Patterson put D’Youville on the board, netting the score from outside the box on an assist from Stephen Acheampong.

Erik Whitcombe (Ogdensburg, N.Y.) regained the four goal advantage for the Mustangs, connecting on a free kick from Sevier at 75:14 before Brobbey put the contest out of reach for the Spartans with his second fast break score in the 87th minute.

Shane Sullivan (Sherrill, NY) recorded the win in net for Morrisville State, making three stops in 45 minutes, while Joe Bunzey (Afton, NY) tallied one save in the second half.

Smith had 17 saves in net for D’Youville, who fall to 0-8 overall.

Morrisville State returns to the field Saturday, traveling to Oswego State for a 1 p.m. contest.

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.