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Morrisville State field hockey falls 2-0 to Presidents

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College field hockey team fell 2-0 Sunday afternoon to visiting Washington and Jefferson College, dropping to 2-11 on the season.

Playing to a scoreless contest, the Presidents were able to put the first score on the board with 17:38 remaining in the contest as Beth Kelley (Bexley, Ohio/Bishop Hartley) fired the ball past Morrisville State goalkeeper Paulette Estabrooks (Nineven, NY/Harpursville) on a penalty corner opportunity. Erika Ruddy (Wexford, PA/North Alleghany) recorded the assist.

With just under six minutes remaining in the game, Kelley again hit the back of the net on a penalty corner pass from Kolbey Seidel (Oley, PA/Exeter) to give the Presidents the 2-0 lead and eventual win. Washington held the 16-5 advantage in penalty corner opportunities.

Stephanie Smith (Cedarville, NY/Mount Markham) started in goal for the Mustangs, saving three in the contest while allowing the final score. Estabrooks played just over 17 minutes for Morrisville.

Washington’s Ashley Rund (Columbus, Ohio/Thomas Worthington) earned the shut out in goal, saving two.

Morrisville State returns to the field on 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.