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Morrisville State men’s soccer overpower Penn State Berks 4-1

Release written by Gretchen Cramer: Sports Information Intern
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Mustangs overpowered the Nittany Lions’ 4-1 today in Morrisville. The team’s overall record becomes 6-4-1 overall and 2-1-1 in NEAC play.

The Mustangs took the lead 15 minutes into the game when Erik Whitcombe (Ogdensburg, NY) scored, assisted by Tony Vorndran (Millville, NJ). Two minutes later Nittany Lions’ Matthew Kelly (Norristown, PA) tied the game back up, assisted by Zachery Alesi (Kutztown, PA).

The Mustangs took the lead again 30 minutes into the first half by an own goal.

Lions’ Kelly received a red card 55 minutes into the game which led to a Morrisville penalty kick by Andrew Brobbey (Bronx, NY) to add the third goal. Andrew Stein (Oswego, NY) passed the ball to Brobbey, who scored the fourth Mustangs’ goal with 34 minutes left in the game.

Penn State Berks’ goalkeeper Jonathan Jablonka (Parsippany, NJ) recorded the loss, tallying four goals against, 12 saves and 90 minutes of play.

Shane Sullivan (Sherrill, NY) recorded the victory for the Mustangs, playing 70 minutes, saving two and allowing only one goal through. Relieving Sullivan with 20 minutes left in the game, Joe Bunzey (Afton, NY) tallied one save.

The Mustangs return to the field tomorrow to face Penn State Abington on Drake Field at 2:30 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.