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Keuka stuns Morrisville State, records upset win

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.– The Keuka College Storm upset Morrisville State College men’s soccer Wednesday night, stunning the Mustangs with a 3-1 win in Morrisville.

Nathan Studgeon (Conklin, NY/Susquehanna Valley) put the Storm on the board 10:34 into the contest, slipping the ball through the legs of Morrisville State keeper, Anthony Woods (North Syracuse, NY/Cicero-North Syracuse), from outside the box for the first score.

Minutes later, Mark Lemieux (Boonville, NY/Adirondack) added a second Keuka score, chipping one over the head of Woods, for the eventual game-winner.

Morrisville State’s Andrew Ketchum (Chili, NY/Churchville-Chili) brought the Mustangs within one, connecting on a penalty kick score at the 23:43 mark before Keuka regained the two-goal advantage at 29:14 from Brandon Scott (Fillmore, NY/Fillmore), on the second penalty kick of the contest.

Woods recorded the loss in goal for the Mustangs (4-2-0), saving three. Paolo Sardella (Keene, NY/Keene Central) saved three in 21 minutes of play.

Keuka’s Mike Meskill (Trumansburg, NY/Charles O Dickerson) recorded the win for the Storm (2-3-1), saving four, all in the second half as Morrisville State fired 12 shots at the cage.

Morrisville State returns to the field Friday at Oswego State. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Oswego.

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.