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Morrisville State falls to Houghton field hockey 4-0

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State field hockey fell to Houghton by the final 4-0 Saturday afternoon in Morrisville.

Houghton College was led by Sarah Buckwalter (Lititz, PA/ Lancaster), Ashley Hoffman (Webster, NY/Webster) with goal and an assist to lead the Highlanders passed Morrisville State.

Carissa Lang (Pittsford, NY/ Pittsford) and Jenny Huyett (Stevens, PA/ Garden Spot) also added a goal for the Highlanders. Houghton College improves to 7-9 overall on the season.

Morrisville State keeper, Stephanie Smith (Cedarville, NY/ Mt. Markham) tallied 14 saves in the loss for the Mustangs who fall to 2-13 overall, 0-6 in SUNYAC competition.

Morrisville State College returns to the field Wednesday at Vassar College.

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.