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Morrisville State hockey loses on late goal to SUNY Geneseo

Morrisville, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s hockey loses on a late goal to SUNY Geneseo, 3-2 to open season.

SUNY Geneseo opened the scoring 7:16 into the contest when Mathieu Cyr (New Maryland, NB) connected on a pass from Trent Cassan (Medero, MB) and Steve Sankey (North Vancouver, BC).

Morrisville State answered back 21 seconds later to even the score at 1-1. Rob Sgarbassa (Campbellville, ONT) connected on a pass from Dana Calderone (Bronx, NY) and Evan Kernohan (Minden, ONT).

Kevin Galan (Salmon Arm, BC) netted the second goal on the power-play to give the Knights a 2-1 lead early into the second period. Sebastian Panetta (Ottawa, ONT) assisted on the goal and finished with two assists on the night.

Tyler Fulton (Highland Village, TX) tied the game 2-2 on a shorthanded goal 7:23 into the second period for the Mustangs.

Daniel Sullivan (Ottawa, ONT) scored the game winner for the Knights with 1:57 left in the third period as Chris Kestell (Nelson, BC) found Sullivan cross ice for the one-timer goal.

Greg Richardson (Colton, NY) recorded the win in net for the Knights, saving 16 shots as SUNY Geneseo improves to 1-2-0 overall, 1-2-0 in SUNYAC competition.

Brett Freese (Geneseo, NY) recorded the loss for the Mustangs, saving 29 shots as Morrisville State falls to 0-3-0 overall, 0-3-0 in SUNYAC competition.

Morrisville State returns to the ice Saturday at SUNY Geneseo, game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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.