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Bengal hockey sweeps weekend over Morrisville State

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Buffalo State College men’s ice hockey swept the weekend over Morrisville State, recording a 3-2 SUNYAC win Saturday night in Morrisville.

Nick Petriello (St. Catharines, ONT) recorded his tenth goal of the season at 4:04 in the first period to give the Bengals the early 1-0 lead.

At 13:20 Morrisville State’s Dana Calderone (Bronx, NY) capitalized on a power play opportunity to even the contest at one, his first of two scores on the night.

Buffalo State’s Tyler Soehner (Baden, ONT) regained the lead for the Bengals at 3:11 in the second before Calderone struck again at 13:26.

With seconds remaining in the second, Nick Lynch (DePew, NY) netted the go ahead score on a power play for Buffalo State.

Netminder Travis Moore (Simcoe, ONT) secured the win for the Bengals, saving eight in the final period, 19 on the night, as Buffalo State improves to 6-8-2 (3-4-2 SUNYAC).

Morrisville State’s Brett Freese (Geneseo, NY) recorded 41 saves in the loss for the Mustangs who fall to 4-14-0 (0-11 SUNYAC).

Buffalo outshot Morrisville State 44-21.

Morrisville State returns to the ice Tuesday night at 7 p.m. against nationally ranked (2) Elmira 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.