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Buffalo State's Petriello, Barchan lead Bengals hockey to 5-3 win over Morrisville State

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.­ – Nick Petriello (St. Catharines, ONT) and Kerry Barchan (Oakville, ONT) each netted two to lead visiting Buffalo State to a 5-3 SUNYAC victory over Morrisville State Friday night in Morrisville.

Petriello put the Bengals on the scoreboard midway through the first period with a score at 9:41 off an assist from Barchan and Ryan Rampage (Ft. Erie, ONT). Minutes later Morrisville State’s Andrew Alarie (Carlisle, ONT) responded with a power play score to even the contest at one.

In the second, Barchan scored twice to give the Bengals a 3-2 lead, the first at 2:01 and the second on a power play opportunity at 8:46. Rob Sgarbossa (Campbellville, ONT) added the second Morrisville State score at 7:12.

At 10:01 in the final period, Morrisville State’s Evan Kernohan (Minden, ONT) evened the contest for the Mustangs with a score from Kyle Roberts (Whitesboro, NY) and Sgarbossa before Petriello regained the lead for Buffalo State netting his second goal on the night at 14:58, the game winning score.

Joe Curry (Indian River, ONT) sealed the win for the Bengals with an empty net score with just 30 seconds remaining in the contest.

Kyle Gunn-Taylor (West Seneca, NY) earned the win in net, saving 19 as Buffalo State improves to 5-8-2 (2-4-2 SUNYAC).

Morrisville’s Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) recorded 33 saves in the loss as the Mustangs fall to 4-13-0 (0-10 SUNYAC).

Morrisville and Buffalo State return to the ice tomorrow night at 7 p.m. for the second of the weekends SUNYAC matchup 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.