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Purchase women to much for Morrisville State

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.– The Purchase College Panthers women’s soccer team fired 31 shots on goal Sunday afternoon, connecting on six, to defeat Morrisville State College 6-1 on Lemery Field in Morrisville.

Purchase struck early, as Jessica Noonan (Happauge, NY/St. Anthony’s) gathered the ball off a goalkeeper deflection for the first score 9:52 into the first half. Minutes later, the Panther lead was extended to two, as Noonan served the ball into the box to an open Susan Bigler (Brewster, NY/North Salam) for a score at 13:08.

Morrisville State continued to push toward the Panther goal and caught a break as Christine McWilliams (Bloomfield, NY/Bloomfield) found Amber Simmons (Cincinnatus, NY/Cincinnatus) open on the right side of the goal for the score seconds before the end of the first half, bringing the Mustangs within one.

In the second half, Purchase took control, firing 27 shots at the Morrisville goal, while tallying four quick scores.

Carly Turow (Hyde Park, NY/Roosevelt) put the Panthers ahead 3-1 with a score at 69:24 before Siobhan Boland (Niagara, NY/Niagara Catholic) chipped in one at 71:07, her first of two on the afternoon.

At 82:09 Purchase’s Bigler tallied her second of the contest off a goalkeeper deflection, extending the lead to 5-1. Boland capped off the Panther scoring with 27 seconds remaining to give Purchase the 6-1 win.

Emilie Buse (Loudonville, NY/Shaker) tallied two saves in the win for Purchase who improves to 2-2 overall.

Morrisville State keeper, Katie Tiffany (DeRuyter, NY/DeRuyter) tallied 25 saves, 19 in the second half for the Mustangs, who fall to 0-2-1 overall. The Mustangs return to the field tomorrow at the Albany College of Pharmacy. Game time is scheduled for 4 pm in Albany.

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.