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Morrisville State women dominated by Buffalo State

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse team dropped their eighth straight contest as SUNYAC opponent, Buffalo State College, dominated the Mustangs enroute to the 18-2 win.

Buffalo State fired off five straight goals to start the first half, before Morrisville State’s Jennifer Caffarelli (Phillipsburg, NJ) put the Mustangs on the scoreboard at 22:53. The Bengals closed out the half with a commanding 14-1 lead with nine different players registering goals.

Nicole Lane (Minoa, NY) tallied the second Morrisville State score with 2:26 remaining in the contest.

Goalkeeper Melanie Thornton (Chittenango, NY) tallied five saves in net for Morrisville as they fall to 3-9 overall, 0-7 in SUNYAC action.

Steph Georgopoulos and Katie Henderson led Buffalo State with three goals each, with Shantel Ackley adding one score and four assists in the Bengals tallies.

Ashley O’Brien recorded the win in net, saving two in 30 minutes of play, as Buffalo State improves to 7-3, 5-1 in SUNYAC play.

Buffalo State registered 28 shots at goal to the Mustangs nine and held a 17-5 advantage in draw controls while picking up 23 ground balls to Morrisville’s 13.

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