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Dolphins hold on for 13-9 win at Morrisville

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Visiting Mount Saint Vincent College’s women’s lacrosse team held on for a 13-9 non-conference win Sunday afternoon over host Morrisville State in Morrisville.

Morrisville State recorded the first goal of the afternoon as Jennifer Caffarelli (Phillipsburg, NJ) converted a free position for the score at 23:41. Cyndi Adams gave the Dolphins a 2-1 lead with two quick scores in just over a minute span before Caffarelli evened the contest with an unassisted goal nearly two minutes later.

Mount Saint Vincent netted five straight, two by Adams, to take the five goal lead before Morrisville State added two additional scores to bring the game within reach at the half.

In the second half, playing three field players down, the Dolphins took a six goal lead but Morrisville State battled to within four in the closing minutes of the contest, falling short as the clock expired.

Caffarelli led Morrisville State with four goals as Sybil Stanton (Walton, NY) tallied three and Jamie Collins (Baldwinsville, NY) two in the Mustang efforts. Goalkeeper Stephanie Smith (Cedarville, NY) saved ten in the contest as Morrisville fell to 3-3 overall.

Mount Saint Vincent’s Kelly Martin netted three and tallied six assists on the afternoon to lead the Dolphins to the win. Adams netted four total scores. Jackie Horn recorded the win in net, saving seven as the Mount improves to 4-5 overall.

Morrisville State returns to the field on Tuesday at SUNY Brockport. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Brockport.

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.