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Ketchum leads Morrisville men to win over Hilbert

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Morrisville State College senior captain, Drew Ketchum (Chili, NY) netted two scores Monday afternoon, including the game winner, leading the Mustang men’s soccer team to the 3-2 non-conference win over Hilbert College in Hamburg.

Ketchum put Morrisville State on the scoreboard first at 24:13 in the first half off a pass from Tim Benedict (Caledonia, NY). Within a minute, Hilbert evened the contest with a goal from Eric Russell before adding a second score at the 35:25 mark by Dave Cunningham.

In the second half, an own goal scored by the Hilbert defense tied the contest for the Mustangs before Ketchum netted his second of the afternoon in the 61st minute, which proved to be the game winner. Andrew Brobbey (Bronx, NY) recorded the assist.

Andrey Tomoroska (Solvay, NY) recorded the win in net for Morrisville State, saving four as the Mustangs improve to 2-2-1 overall.

Hilbert’s Scott Walker saved seven in the loss.

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

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.