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Farmingdale edges Morrisville State men, 9-8

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse team led 7-5 before Farmingdale rallied for four straight scores to top the visiting Mustangs by a final 9-8 in Farmingdale Saturday afternoon.

Jo Stroessenreuther gave Farmingdale the two goal lead with 6:43 remaining the fourth quarter before Morrisville State’s Tim Bobbett (Cazenovia, NY) brought the Mustangs within one with just over five minutes remaining in the contest.

Exchanging turnovers in the final minutes, Morrisville fell short on time as Farmingdale picked up the non-conference win.

Bobbett, Eric Stein (Oswego, NY) and Adam Lewis (Painted Post, NY) each netted two goals for Morrisville State to lead the Mustangs. Stein added four assists and Lewis two in their tallies.

Jeremy Hunt (Bourne, MA) recorded the loss in net, saving 15, as Morrisville falls to 0-4 on the season.

Morrisville State returns to the field Wednesday, April 2 at Cazenovia College. Face-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options with eight new degrees being offered this fall: entrepreneurship and small business management, B.B.A.; nursing, B.S.; science, technology, and society, B.S.; journalism and communication for online media, B.S.; horticulture business management, B.T.; human performance and health promotion, B.S.; criminal justice, A.A.S. (Norwich Campus only); and human services, A.A.S. (Norwich Campus only).

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.