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Morrisville State field hockey drops 2-1 overtime decision to University of Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College field hockey team dropped a 2-1 overtime non-conference decision to host University of Rochester Friday night in Rochester, falling to 8-9 overall on the season.

Playing to a scoreless first half, Morrisville State’s Jamie Anderson (Harpursville, NY) posted the first score of the afternoon, settling a loose ball on a penalty corner play for a score into the left lower corner of the net in the 54th minute.

Allison Beardsley responded for Rochester, netting the equalizer less than eight minutes later on a penalty corner scramble.

Four and a half minutes into the sudden victory overtime period, Beardsley struck again lifting Rochester to the 2-1 victory.

Kelsey Pellegrino (Cicero, NY) recorded 15 saves in the loss for the Mustangs as Rochester held the 28-3 advantage in shots and 18-3 advantage in penalty corners.

Madison Wagner earned the win in net, making two stops.

Morrisville State returns to the field Saturday, hosting Houghton College at 1 p.m. on Drake Field.

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.