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Morrisville State soccer hands Hilbert 6-3 loss

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Shaman Mason (Syracuse, NY/Nottingham) tallied four goals and one assist as the Morrisville State College (3-1) Mustangs handed visiting Hilbert College a 6-3 loss Tuesday afternoon in Morrisville.

Morrisville State attacked early in the contest as John Jones (Potsdam, NY/Potsdam) connected with Andrey Tomoroska (Solvay, NY/Solvay) on a corner kick opportunity just 44 seconds into the game.

Andrew Ketchum (Chili, NY/Churchville-Chili) made the score 2-0 after a caused turnover in the midfield by Gabe Parra-Merrell (Wolcott, NY/North Rose-Wolcott) at the 26:03 mark. Mason increased the lead to three, with an unassisted score at 33:09.

Hilbert struck early in the second half, getting a score from Mike Gabor just over a minute into the half.

Patrick Coleman cut the Mustang lead to one, netting a score for Hilbert midway through second half, following a 47 minute delay from a lightning storm.

Mason regained the two goal lead for the Mustangs at 65:35 before Hilbert again brought the game within one off a penalty kick from Pat Kane.

Mason netted two straight goals within a 1:15 time span to put the game away for the Mustangs.

Morrisville State’s Anthony Woods (North Syracuse, NY/Cicero-North Syracuse) tallied the win in net, saving two. Paolo Sardella (Keene, NY/Keene Central) recorded a save in 17 minutes of play.

Chris Hannel saved 12 in net for Hilbert.

The Mustangs return to the field Saturday at Potsdam State for a 1 p.m. game.

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.