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Benedict leads Morrisville State in thrilling 1-0 win over Southern Vermont

BENNINGTON, VT – Morrisville State College senior midfielder, Tim Benedict (Caledonia, NY) netted the game winner with 2.1 seconds remaining in the contest to lift the visiting Mustangs men’s soccer team over host Southern Vermont College by a 1-0 final Tuesday afternoon in Bennington.

With time expiring in the scoreless contest, Benedict buried the ball past Southern Vermont goalkeeper Aaron Eschler off a rebound save from an initial shot from Matt Sevier’s (Happaugue, NY).

Morrisville State held the 19-5 advantage in shots and the 9-2 advantage in corner kicks over Southern Vermont on the afternoon.

Shane Sullivan (Sherrill, NY) saved two in net, earning the win, as Morrisville State improved to 5-4 overall.

Eschler made eight stops in the loss for Southern Vermont, who drops to 4-5 overall.

Morrisville State returns to the field Saturday, hosting conference opponent Wells College at 11 a.m. on Drake Field in Morrisville.

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.