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Morrisville State hockey dominates Johnson and Wales, picks up 4-1 win

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College hockey dominated visiting Johnson and Wales University Saturday night, earning the non-conference win by a final 4-2 in Morrisville.

Freshman forward Rob Sgarbossa (Campbellville, ONT/Georgetown Raiders) tallied a power play score off an assist from Kyle Roberts (Whitesboro, NY/Wellington Dukes) at 16:58 in the first period to give Morrisville State the early one goal lead.

At 13:09 in the second, Stefan Carnegie (Woodbridge, ONT/Toronto Rattlers) extended the Mustang lead to two, netting the unassisted score, the eventual game winner.

Morrisville State’s Keith Williams (Whitesboro, NY/Whitesboro) extended the Mustang lead to three, netting a score at 10:02 in the third, off a cross from Dana Calderone (Bronx, NY/Connecticut Wolves) and Joe Herman (Congers, NY/Ramapo).

The Wildcats were able to get on the scoreboard at 13:29 in the third, as Craig Houle (Burrilville, RI) netted the score from Jon Madsen (Somers, CT).

Calderone sealed the win for Morrisville State, netting his fourth of the season 24 seconds later, giving the Mustangs the 4-1 victory. Matt Damskov (Spokane, WA/Liberty Lake Lumberjacks) and Sgarbossa were credited with the assists.

Morrisville netminder, Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC/Huntsville Muskoka Otters), recorded 15 saves and the win for the Mustangs who improve to 3-10-0 overall.

Charlie Bacon (Hudson, MA) tallied 31 saves for Johnson and Wales as they fall to 2-5-0.

Morrisville State held a 35-16 advantage in shots on goal. The Mustangs returns to the ice tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. for the second of the weekend’s contests against Johnson and Wales University.

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.