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Morrisville State field hockey falls to Cortland, 3-0

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State field hockey fell to Cortland State by a final 3-0 Wednesday afternoon in Morrisville.

Playing a hard fought game, Cortland’s first score came at the 30:55 mark as Lauren Eichenberger (Suffern, NY/Suffern) tipped a Katie Johnson (Elma, NY/Iroquois) drive from the top of the circle to give the Red Dragons the 1-0 lead.

Just under two minutes later, Kayla Chambers (Craryville, NY/Taconic Hills) connected on a Kristin Courtney (Hyde Park, NY/Roosevelt) cross to increase Cortland’s lead to two heading into the halftime period.

At 38:28 Johnson put the game away for the Red Dragons, scoring off a corner play pass from Jackie Plunkett (Smithtown, NY/Smithtown West).

Morrisville State keeper, Stephanie Smith (Cedarville, NY/Mount Markham) tallied 14 saves in the loss for the Mustangs who fall to 2-5 overall, 0-2 in SUNYAC competition.

Cortland out shot Morrisville 38-0 and held the 22-0 advantage in penalty corners. Stacy Billings (Marathon, NY/Marathon) tallied no saves in the win for the Dragons who improve to 9-1 overall, 3-0 in SUNYAC play.

Morrisville State returns to the field on Saturday at SUNY New Paltz. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m. in New Paltz.

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.