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Men's soccer shut out by Elmira

ELMIRA, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s soccer team dropped their second straight contest this week as they were defeated by host Elmira College, 3-0, Friday afternoon in Elmira.

Tim Certosimo netted the lone score, and eventual game winner, of the first half for the Soaring Eagles on a break away with 37 seconds remaining in the half.

At 58:31 Brooks Saunders capitalized on a cross from Nick Viola, extending the Elmira lead to two before Jeremy Brand put the game away at the 63:42 mark with a header off a cross from Certosimo.

John DePrimo recorded the shut out win in net for Elmira, saving four.

Morrisville State’s Andrey Tomoroska (Solvay, NY) recorded the loss, saving four in net for the Mustangs. Eric Williamsen (Wells, NY) played the final five minutes of the contest in goal.

Morrisville State (1-2-1) returns to the field Tuesday at Hilbert College. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Buffalo.

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.