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Morrisville State hockey to face Tufts in Rutland Herald Invitational consolation round

RUTLAND, VT – Castleton State College took a 3-1 lead in the first period and added three additional scores in the third to top visiting Morrisville State College 7-2 in the opening round of the Rutland Herald Invitational tournament held at Castleton College in Rutland, Vermont.

Joe Herman (Congers, NY/Ramapo Rangers) gave Morrisville State the 1-0 lead at 4:43 in the first period, scoring off a pass from Keith Williams (Whitesboro, NY/Whitesboro) and Dave Shultz (Trucksville, PA/New England Huskies), before Castleton rallied for three straight scores.

In the second period, Matt Damskov (Spokane, WA/Lake Liberty Lumberjacks) netted the Mustangs second score, with teammates Evan Kernohan (Minden, ONT/Lindsay Muskies) and Brett Quinn (Perth, ONT/Perth Blue Wings) tallying the assists.

Castleton finished the contest with three scores in the final period, one short handed and one the third power play score of the night to take the non-conference game by a final 7-2.

Morrisville State’s Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC/Huntsville Muskoka Otters) recorded the loss in net, saving 31, including 15 in the final period.

Morrisville State (2-9-0) returns to the ice tomorrow at 12 p.m. against Tufts University. Tufts fell to Neumann 6-3 earlier today.

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.