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Volleyball goes 1-3 at D'Youville College Tourney

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College volleyball team opened their season with a 3-0 match loss to Keuka College Friday evening at the D’Youville College Tournament in Buffalo, falling 20-25, 24-26 and 16-25 to the Storm.

Amanda Britton (Cazenovia, NY) led the Mustangs attack game, registering eight kills while teammate Ebony Whitfield (Benton Harbor, MI) added six to the team’s tallies. Heather Begin (Burnt Hills, NY) tallied 21 assists in the match.

In the second of the night, Morrisville State picked up their first win of the season, defeating Cazenovia College in three sets 25-17, 25-20, and 25-18. Whitfield recorded six kills and five blocks to lead the Mustangs.

In the semi-final round earlier today, Morrisville State fell to host D’Youville College 25-19, 25-23, and 25-13. Britton tallied a team high 13 kills while Jessica Robinson (Carmel, NY) led the Mustangs defensively with six digs.

In the consolation round, Medaille edged Morrisville in the fifth set for the win by scores of 16-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-19, and 15-6. Britton and Whitfield each tallied eight kills in the loss as Begin assisted 22. Britton added seven digs to her defensive tallies.

Morrisville State (1-3) returns to the court Tuesday against Cazenovia in Morrisville. Game time is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the STUAC gymnasium.

Morrisville State enters its third year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2008. 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. 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.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.