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Medaille edges Morrisville State women's laxers 10-9

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Medaille College women’s lacrosse team held on for the win Sunday afternoon over Morrisville State, edging the Mustangs 10-9 in Buffalo.

Both teams battled in the back and forth contest before Medaille rallied for two scores on free position attempts minutes before the half to take the 5-3 lead.

In the second half, Morrisville State out scored Medaille 4-2, with goals from Cori Serbay (Putnam Valley, NY), Jamie Collins (Baldwinsville, NY) and Jennifer Caffarelli (Phillipsburg, NJ) to even the contest at seven with ten minutes remaining before Medaille rallied for three quick scores in less than a two minute span to take the 10-7 lead.

Caffarelli brought the Mustangs within two with six minutes remaining and Kayla Miller (Johnstown, NY) added an additional goal with 20 seconds remaining, but Morrisville State fell short as time expired.

Caffarelli led Morrisville State with four goals and two assists while Collins chipped in three scores in the Mustangs efforts.

Stephanie Smith (Cedarville, NY) recorded the loss, saving 13.

Corinne Nasca and Marilyn Meyer paced Medaille with three goals each in the win. Betty Herberger picked up the win in the net, saving nine.

Morrisville State (3-6) returns to the field Tuesday at SUNY Cortland. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m. on the Cortland 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.