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McKenna leads unbeaten Elmira hockey over Morrisville State

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Junior David McKenna (Toronto, ONT) netted two goals to lead unbeaten Elmira College hockey to a 5-1 non-conference win over Morrisville State Tuesday night in Morrisville.

Morrisville State held the one goal advantage early in the first period off a Matt Damskov (Spokane, WA) back handed score at 5:56 before McKenna evened the contest for the Eagles with a power play score nearly ten minutes later.

Seconds later, Elmira gained the 2-1 lead with a power play score from Rusty Masters (Grafton, ONT), the eventual game winner.

Elmira added a third score in the second period as Gene Falsetto (Ottawa, ONT) netted his second of the year.

In the third, McKenna added his second of the night to extend their lead before Jan Velich (Pardubice, Czech Republic) put the game away with the fifth Elmira score.

Morrisville State netminder Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) tallied 36 saves on the night, 16 in the first period, as the Mustangs fall to 4-15-0 overall.

Elmira’s Casey Tuttle (Chelsea, ME) recorded the win in net, saving 11, as Elmira remains undefeated at 10-0-2. Elmira will face SUNY Geneseo on Saturday.

Morrisville State returns to the ice Friday night against SUNY Fredonia. Face-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the IcePlex.

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.