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Morrisville State men's lax ends season with loss to Alfred

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse team ended the 2008 campaign with a 12-3 loss to Alfred University Saturday afternoon in Morrisville.

Alfred University led by a narrow 3-2 margin at the half before opening the third quarter with two straight scores within a seven second window. Mark Pincelli netted a man-up score at 14:18 before Marc Zoyhofski added a quick goal at 14:11 to give the Saxons the 5-2 lead.

Zoyhofski took control of the Alfred attack midway through the third quarter and into the fourth, netting three straight scores to give the Saxons the 10-2 cushion.

Zoyhofski led Alfred with four goals on the afternoon while Justin Kieffer added three. Adam Schutz recorded the win in net, saving 12 as Alfred improves to 7-7 overall.

Morrisville State’s Andrew Elsmore (Scituate, MA) netted two scores, both in the first half, while Will Bowers (Watertown, NY) added the third score late in the fourth quarter. Eric Stein (Oswego, NY) and Tim Barth (Rush, NY) each tallied an assist.

Morrisville State goalkeeper, Jeremy Hunt (Bourne, MA) recorded the loss in net, saving 12, as the Mustangs fall to 1-13 overall on the season.

Alfred University held a 46-29 advantage in shots while edging the Mustangs in ground balls 45-43.

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.