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Morrisville State women laxers defeat Maritime; Caffarelli becomes all-time career points leader

THROGGS NECK, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College (2-0) women’s lacrosse team rolled to a non-conference victory Sunday afternoon over host Maritime College (0-1) by a final 25-1 in Throggs Neck.

Eleven different Morrisville State players recorded goals for the Mustangs, led by junior Jennifer Caffarelli (Phillipsburg, NJ) with six points on five goals and an assist.

Caffarelli broke the all-time career points scored record with 13:44 remaining in the first half on her third goal of the afternoon. To-date, Caffarelli has tallied 77 goals and 21 assists for 98 points, breaking the old points record of 94 set by Rachael Litts in 2005.

Other scorers for Morrisville State included Jamie Collins (Baldwinsville, NY) with four goals and an assist; Kayla Miller (Johnstown, NY) with three scores, two assists; Carmen Velazquez (Syracuse, NY) with three goals and an assist; Elizabeth Peck (Antwerp, NY) with two goals and an assist; Trisha Kaufmann (East Aurora, NY) and Jennifer May (Penfield, NY) each with two goals; Sybil Stanton (Walton, NY), Nicole Lane (Minoa, NY), Brittany Quinlan (Homer, NY) and Ashley Mancini (Marcy, NY) each with one goal. Stanton and Cori Serbay (Putnam Valley, NY) each added two assists.

Morrisville State took a commanding 19-0 lead at the half, and out shot the Maritime Privateers 42-9 in the contest.

Stephanie Smith (Cedarville, NY) recorded the win in goal for Morrisville, saving two in the first half of play, while fellow goalie Sarah Palmer (Southbury, CT) saved one in the second half.

Maritime’s lone goal of the contest was scored by Alicia Pauls at 28:46 in the second half on a free position shot.

Morrisville State returns to the field Saturday, March 29 at Medialle College. The game is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Buffalo.

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.