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Morrisville State field hockey falls to Geneseo

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo scored three second half goals to hand the Morrisville State College field hockey team a 3-0 loss Saturday afternoon in Morrisville.

Michelle Milkovich (Vestal, NY/Vestal) broke the scoreless tie with a goal off a penalty corner with 28:57 remaining in the second half to give the Geneseo Knights the one goal lead, and eventual win.

Haley Spangler (Williamsville, NY/Williamsville South) extended the Knight lead minutes later with a second Geneseo score before Kristen Paczkowski (Auburn, NY/Port Byron) added the final goal with 12:34 remaining in the contest.

Megan Reynolds (Burnt Hills, NY/Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) was credited with both assists on penalty corner plays.

Emily O’Leary (Pittsford, NY/Pittsford Sutherland) recorded the win in goal for Geneseo as the Knights improve to 5-9 overall, 4-2 in SUNYAC play.

Morrisville State keeper, Stephanie Smith (Cedarville, NY/Mount Markham) saved 13 in the loss for the Mustangs as they fall to 2-10 overall, 0-5 in SUNYAC competition.

Morrisville State returns to the field Tuesday against SUNY Oneonta. Game time is scheduled for 4 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.