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Morrisville State women's soccer opens season with loss to Wells

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College Mustangs opened the 2007 season with a 4-1 loss to Wells College Saturday afternoon on Lemery Field.

Morrisville State scored first, nearly six minutes into the contest, on a cross from Christine McWilliams (Bloomfield, NY) to Elizabeth Fish (West Winfield, NY) to put ahead the Mustangs 1-0.

Wells College evened the contest with a goal by Pamela Conway (West Point, NY) off a rebounded shot initially by Amanda Heterbring (Java Center, NY) at the 35:53 mark sending the game into to half-time even with one goal apiece.

Heterbring took control of the game by scoring three straight goals to lead the Express to the non-conference win.

Claire Peterson (Angola, NY) made three save in the win for Wells (1-0).

Morrisville State goalkeeper Katie Tiffany (DeRuyter, NY) made an outstanding effort to keep the Mustangs in the game saving 16 shots. Morrisville State (0-1) returns to the field tomorrow afternoon against Cazenovia College. Game time is scheduled for 1 pm.

Morrisville State enters its second year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2007. Upon successful completion of the provisional period, Morrisville State will be a candidate for full accreditation as a member of the NCAA.

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.