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Morrisville State men's lacrosse opens season with loss

ONEONTA, N.Y.­ – The Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse team opened their season with a loss Wednesday afternoon, falling 17-5 to host Hartwick College in Oneonta.

Morrisville State trailed 7-0 late in the second quarter before notching their first score on a man-up opportunity as Joseph Blitman (Syracuse, NY/Nottingham) found Andrew Redmann (Conifer, CO) with 1:09 remaining in the half for the score.

Hartwick tallied six quick scores in the third before Morrisville netted their second tally, with Will Bowers (Watertown, NY) finding the net off a Redmann assist.

Morrisville State netted three straight to end the contest; Mason Singer (Vestal, NY) with one and Zach Sudik (East Syracuse, NY/ESM) with the final two tallies.

Phil Picard (Shrus Oak, NY) recorded the loss in net for Morrisville State, saving 16.

Lee Austin led Hartwick with four goals and an assist in the win. Brian Miller contributed three goals and two assists as Jason Fautas collected the win, saving three. John Meade saw 30 minutes in net, saving six.

Morrisville State (0-1) returns to the field on Saturday at Manhattanville College. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Morrisville State College offers more than 70 bachelor and associate degrees. 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 also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.