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Plattsburgh State rolls to win over Morrisville men

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Plattsburgh State men’s lacrosse attackman Frank Sangiovanni netted nine goals and tallied three assists as the Cardinals rolled to a 21-6 SUNYAC victory over Morrisville State College Wednesday afternoon in Plattsburgh.

Morrisville State took an early three goal lead to start the contest, but were unable to hold on as Plattsburgh rallied for 16 straight scores, taking a commanding 19-4 lead into the fourth quarter.

Eric Stein (Oswego, NY/Oswego) led Morrisville State with two goals and two assists while Tim Bobbett (Cazenovia, NY/CBA) added a score and an assist. Andrew Elmsore (Scituate, MA), Will Bowers (Watertown, NY/Indian River) and Adam Lewis (Painted Post, NY/Corning West) rounded out the scoring for the Mustangs, each netting one score.

Tom Cerny added two scores and seven assists to Sangiovanni’s tallies to lead the Cardinals to the conference win. Billy Hughes picked up the win in net, saving six as Plattsburgh improves to 5-6 overall, 1-1 in the SUNYAC.

Morrisville State’s Jeremy Hunt (Bourne, MA) recorded the loss in net, saving 20, as the Mustangs fall to 0-6 overall, 0-2 in SUNYAC play.

Morrisville State returns to the field Saturday against SUNY Geneseo. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Drake Field on the Morrisville campus.

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.