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Katie Tiffany (DeRuyter, NY) tallies 18 saves in Morrisville State tie with Cazenovia

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.­ – Behind sophomore goalkeeper Katie Tiffany’s (DeRuyter, NY/DeRuyter) 18-save performance, including three in the final overtime period, Morrisville State College women’s soccer was able to secure a 1-1 tie with visiting Cazenovia College Sunday afternoon in Morrisville.

Courtney Stewart (DeWitt, NY/Manlius Pebble Hill) rebounded her own shot off a deflection save by Tiffany to give Cazenovia the 1-0 lead over the Mustangs 24:23 into the contest.

Nearly six minutes later, Morrisville State struck back, evening the contest at one as Tifinie-Lyn Cole (Red Creek, NY/Red Creek) connected on a fast break cross from Amber Simmons (Cincinnatus, NY/Cincinnatus) from the left side of the goal.

Morrisville State’s Tiffany withheld the Wildcats arsenal in the second half, saving nine, sending the game into the overtime period.

In the final minutes of the final overtime period, Tiffany tallied three saves securing the tie for the Mustangs.

Cazenovia out shot the Mustangs 29-8. Kaila Buffis (Pittsfield, MA/St. Joseph Central) tallied two saves for the Wildcats on the afternoon.

Morrisville State returns to the field on Sunday against Purchase College. Game time is scheduled for 1 pm in Morrisville.

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.