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Geneseo picks up conference win over Morrisville men

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The SUNY Geneseo Knights men’s lacrosse team picked up a SUNYAC win Saturday afternoon, defeating Morrisville State by a final 15-3 in Morrisville.

Geneseo struck early, netting their first score just 14 seconds into the contest before adding a second nearly a minute later to take an early lead. Holding the 4-0 advantage, Morrisville State got on the board with 15 seconds remaining as Tim Bobbett (Cazenovia, NY) found the back of the net for his first of two goals on the afternoon.

In the second quarter, Geneseo increased its lead to 8-1, adding four goals, two from Tom Costanza, who netted five on the afternoon.

Geneseo pulled away in the third, adding three straight scores increasing the lead to ten before Morrisville’s Eric Stein (Oswego, NY) added a second Mustang goal to cut the Knights lead to 11-2.

In the fourth, Geneseo added three goals and Bobbett a third Morrisville score with less than two minutes remaining, as the Knights picked up the 15-3 conference win.

Jeremy Hunt (Bourne, MA) recorded 15 in the loss for Morrisville State who fall to 0-7 overall and 0-3 in conference action.

Dennis Costanza saved five in the win for Geneseo (8-1, 3-0 SUNYAC).

Morrisville State returns to the field on Saturday at SUNY Cortland. Game time is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Cortland.

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.