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Morrisville State drops second straigh, Schiappa leads Buffalo to SUNYAC win

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.­ – The Morrisville State College men’s soccer team dropped their second straight SUNYAC contest Saturday afternoon as Tony Schiappa (Williamsville, NY/Williamsville East) led visiting Buffalo State to the 2-0 conference win.

Playing to an evenly matched contest, Schiappa netted the first Bengal score at the 38:25 mark off a direct kick just outside the box to give Buffalo State the one goal lead heading into the halftime period.

Joshua Mitchell (Schenectady, NY/S. Colonie) sealed the win for the Bengals, adding an additional score at 73:14 off a Schiappa assist for the win.

Buffalo State goalie Dan Corti (Amawalk, NY/Somers) held Morrisville State scoreless, saving eight in all, three within the final two minutes of the contest, earning the shut out win in net.

Morrisville keeper Paolo Sardella (Keene, NY/Keene Central) tallied six saves in the loss for the Mustangs.

Morrisville State (5-6-0, 1-4-0 SUNYAC) returns to the field Friday at SUNY Brockport while Buffalo State (5-4-1, 3-2-0 SUNYAC) will take to the field on Tuesday, hosting Pitt-Bradford.

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.