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Pierre-Louis leads Morrisville State men’s soccer to 3-0 win over Penn State Abington

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State men’s soccer team held the previously undefeated Penn State Abington Nittany Lions scoreless, convincingly winning the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) matchup 3-0 Sunday afternoon in Morrisville.

The Mustangs improve to 9-3-1 overall and 4-1-1 in the conference as the Nittany Lions fall to 8-1 overall and 6-1 in conference play.

Junior Tom Huber (West Islip, N.Y.) put Morrisville State on the board first just 6:21 into the game with an unassisted goal.

Sanley Pierre-Louis (Gaithersburg, M.D.) scored the next two goals for the Mustangs, the first from a Gilroy Alvarez (Guatemala) assist. Pierre-Louis’s second goal was unassisted, as he beat two defenders before making a nifty move around Penn State Abington’s goalkeeper, James Carlin and passing the ball into the back of the net.

The Nittany Lions put up a fight, as they took 13 shots to Morrisville State’s 16, but freshman goalkeeper Rob Larkin (Clinton, N.Y.) came up huge for the Mustangs on several occasions. Larkin recorded the win with eight saves, earning his fourth shutout this season.

James Carlin recorded the loss for Penn State Abington with three saves.

Morrisville State is back in action against non-conference opponent SUNY Canton on Wednesday, October 10th at 7:00 pm in Morrisville, N.Y.

Morrisville State College sets the world in motion for students. Curriculums are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2012President’s Higher Community Service Honor Roll. Visit www.morrisville.edu to experience, Morrisville in motion.