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Lucas Natel leads New Paltz in comeback win at Morrisville

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Lucas Natel (Mineola, NY/Mineola) scored two second half goals, including the game winner, to lead the visiting SUNY New Paltz men’s soccer team over host Morrisville State Saturday afternoon by a final 3-2.

Natel tallied an unassisted score at the 79:44 mark to even the contest at two before connecting with Nick Lamon (Hewlett, NY/Hewlett) on a corner kick for the winning score in the 85th minute of play.

Morrisville State held a one goal lead at the half with scores from Andrew Ketchum (Chili, NY/Churchville-Chili) and Chris Wisdom (Brooklyn, NY/Abraham Lincoln).

Anton Shipman (Howard Beach, NY/Molloy) netted the goal for New Paltz at 10:17 in the first half.

Anthony Woods (North Syracuse, NY/Cicero-North Syracuse) tallied five saves and the loss in net for Morrisville State as they fall to 5-10 overall, 1-8 in SUNYAC play.

SUNY New Paltz keeper, Peter Carlucci (Goshen, NY/Goshen) recorded six saves in the win as New Paltz improves to 3-10-1, 3-5-1 in SUNYAC competition.

Morrisville State returns to the field on Wednesday against SUNY Utica/Rome. Game time is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Morrisville.

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.