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Field hockey defeated 2-1 by Wells

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College field hockey team suffered their third straight loss as Wells College (3-0) topped the Mustangs 2-1 Thursday afternoon in Morrisville.

Elisabeth Rollo (Aurora, NY) netted the first score of the contest at 14:01 to give Wells the early 1-0 lead, connecting on a rebound shot off Morrisville State keeper, Stephanie Smith (Cedarville, NY) for the score.

Morrisville State evened the contest late in the first half, with a goal from Lauren Bordonaro (North Tonawanda, NY) off a scramble in front of the cage with just over a minute remaining in the half. Erin Kellum (Morrisville, NY) earned the assist.

Playing to a 1-1 tie, Wells forward Paige Corneby (Barton, NY) beat second half keeper, Sarah Snow (Camden, NY) on a fast break at 60:19 for the game winning score.

Morrisville State out shot the Express 12-9 but were kept scoreless in the second half as Wells College keeper Beth Cereo (Port Byron, NY) recorded the non-conference win, saving five.

Snow recorded the loss for Morrisville State (0-3), saving three. Smith saved two in the first half of play for the Mustangs.

Morrisville State returns to the field Tuesday at Houghton College. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Houghton.

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.