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Volleyball edges Cazenovia for win

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s volleyball team narrowly escaped Cazenovia in the final two sets of the non-conference match, defeating the Wildcats 25-11, 25-23 and 25-23 Tuesday night in Morrisville.

Morrisville State’s Amanda Britton (Cazenovia, NY) led the Mustangs with nine kills, including five defensive digs and one block as Ebony Whitfield (Benton Harbor, MI) contributed seven kills, four digs and one block in the win. Sara Sulger (Greene, NY) and Casandra Kimbrell (Croghan, NY) added nine kills, as Morrisville State tallied 30 in the contest.

Cazenovia’s Jessica Converse (Rose, NY) and Joanna Gilford (Taneytown, MD) stimulated the Wildcats attack game in the second set, each tallying three kills. Lauren Harder (Oneonta, NY) added two in the final set.

Heather Morgan (Guilford, NY) and Ashley Kelley (Factoryville, PA) led the Wildcats in their defensive efforts, combining for 19 digs. Morgan also added two solo blocks.

Morrisville State improves to 2-3 overall and returns to the court Tuesday, September 9 at SUNY Utica/Rome. Cazenovia falls to 0-5, and returns to the court on Saturday, hosting Hilbert College.

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.