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Morrisville State hockey wins on the road at Lebanon Valley

HERSHEY PARK, PA – The Morrisville State College men’s ice hockey team picked up their second win of the season, topping Lebanon Valley College 5-2 Friday night in Hershey Park, PA.

Lebanon Valley (0-5-0) netted the first goal of the game 17:59 in the first period off a Anthony Ventura score from Sean Wilson, taking the one goal lead heading into the second period.

Trailing 1-0, Morrisville State netted four unanswered goals in the second period to take control of the game with a 4-1 lead. Matt Damskov (Spokane, WA) evened the contest for Morrisville State, firing a shot through the glove of the LVC goalkeeper at 1:48 in the second period.

Within minutes, Andrew Alarie (Carlisle, ONT) converted a pass from Tim Dorak (Honeoye, NY) in front of the net for the lead before teammate Dave Schultz (Trucksville, PA) tipped in a Chris Wallin (Yardley, PA) slapshot from the blue line for the third Mustang score before the 6:41 mark.

At 15:05, Morrisville’s Stefan Carnegie (Woodbridge, ONT) made it 4-1, rifling a shot off a Joe Herman pass for the score.

Evan Kernohan (Minden, ONT) increased the Morrisville State lead, adding a power play score at 14:33 from the blue line off passes from Rob Sgarbassa (Campbellville, ONT) and Alarie.

Lebanon Valley added a final score on a power play with minutes remaining on the clock, giving Morrisville State the final 5-2 victory.

Lebanon Valley held the 41-25 advantage in shots on goal, but Morrisville State’s Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) put up a fierce defense in net, saving 39 of 41 shots on goal, giving the Mustangs (2-4-0) their second straight win this season.

Morrisville State returns to the ice tomorrow against Lebanon Valley for the second of the weekend’s double header at 3 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.