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Morrisville field hockey tops Oswego in overtime stroke series

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College field hockey team picked up their first win of the season, defeating SUNYAC opponent Oswego State in the overtime stroke competition, Saturday afternoon in Morrisville.

Jennifer May (Penfield, NY) gave Morrisville State the early 1-0 lead with a score just 1:40 into the contest off a pass from wing Lauren Bordonaro (North Tonawanda, NY).

Oswego’s Jordan McGuire (Macedon, NY) evened the contest for the Lakers at the 48:50 mark, connecting on a forward pass from Eileen O’Neill (New City, NY).

With the teams deadlocked at one goal apiece, Morrisville and Oswego had several opportunities for the win throughout two overtime periods, but had to settle the score in the overtime stroke competition.

In the stroke series, Morrisville’s Chelsea Thomas (Schuylerville, NY) gave the Mustangs the conference win, sneaking the first and only stroke scored past goalkeeper Jamie Scharfe (Webster, NY).

Scharfe tallied seven saves in the loss for Oswego State (1-6, 1-1 SUNYAC).

Morrisville’s Sarah Snow (Camden, NY) recorded the win in net, saving 19 as the Mustangs improve to 1-5 overall (1-0 SUNYAC).

Morrisville State returns to the field Tuesday at Hartwick College. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Oswego returns to the field on Wednesday, hosting SUNY Cortland at 4 p.m. in Oswego.

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.