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Men's soccer takes Spartan Cup Classic title

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s soccer team claimed the 2008 D’Youville College Spartan Cup Classic title Sunday afternoon, tying Pitt-Bradford 1-1 after two overtime periods.

Playing to a scoreless tie at the half, Pitt-Bradford’s Steve Butler broke the tie netting a score in the fifty-third minute.
With 9:50 remaining in the game, Morrisville State’s Shaman Mason (Syracuse, NY) netted the score for the Mustangs to send the game into the overtime period where both teams remained deadlocked.

Mason was named the Niagara Scene Tours most valuable player, netting a total four goals over the course of the weekend.

Morrisville State’s Andrey Tomoroska (Solvay, NY) stopped nine for the Mustangs who stand at 1-0-1 after the opening weekend’s play.

Morrisville State returns to the field Tuesday at SUNY IT. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Utica.

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.