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Morrisville State men's laxers defeated by Thoroughbreds

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse team dropped their second straight contest of the year as Skidmore College put in six unanswered scores in the final quarter to top the Mustangs by a final 18-5 Wednesday night in Saratoga Springs.

Skidmore took an early 4-0 lead by the end of the first quarter before Morrisville’s Adam Lewis (Painted Post, NY) and Eric Stein (Oswego, NY) each netted a man-up score to bring the Mustangs within two of the Thoroughbreds.

Skidmore then rallied for six straight scores in the second quarter for the 10-2 lead at the half.

In the third, the Mustangs held Skidmore to just two scores while netting one of their own off a goal by Tim Barth (Rush, NY), assisted by Lewis.

In the fourth, Skidmore netted six unanswered scores to Morrisville State’s two to pick up the 18-5 non-conference victory. Stein and Lewis each recorded the goals for the Mustangs. Stein added two assists on the night to his totals.

Matt Levesque and Tom Levesque combined for eight goals and three assists to lead the Thoroughbreds as goalkeeper John Capitani recorded the win in net for Skidmore (2-1), saving three.

Morrisville State’s Jeremy Hunt (Bourne, MA) tallied 23 saves in the loss between the pipes for the Mustangs as they fall to 0-2 on the season.

Morrisville State returns to the field Wednesday, March 26 at Keuka 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.