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Cavalcanti leads Oswego men to 3-1 win over Morrisville

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Sophomore Felipe Cavalcanti (Valatie, NY) netted two scores within a three minute span to lead the Oswego State men’s soccer team to a 3-1 conference win over Morrisville State Wednesday afternoon in Morrisville.

Capitalizing on a penalty kick at 20:35 in the first half, Cavalcanti gave the Lakers the early one goal lead, before extending it to two at 23:05 off a cross from Dave Baldanza (Herkimer, NY) within the box.

In the second half, Morrisville State’s Musa Almaliti (Syracuse, NY) brought the Mustangs within one, netting the score from the midfield off a quick touch from Jeffrey Sekyere (Bronx, NY) in the 54th minute of play.

Bryan Pacchiana (Cortlandt Manor, NY) added a third score for the Lakers at 60:57, striking from the right side of the box off a pass from Ryan Aman (Walworth, NY), securing the win for Oswego.

Matt Wopperer (Manlius, NY) recorded the win in net for Oswego, saving three, including turning away a penalty kick early in the contest.

Morrisville State’s Andrey Tomoroska (Solvay, NY) saved 14 in 80 minutes of play as teammate Eric Stein (Oswego, NY) recorded one in the final ten minutes for the Mustangs.

Morrisville State (2-5-2, 0-2 SUNYAC) returns to the field Saturday against SUNY Cortland at 1 p.m. on Lemery Field on the Morrisville State campus. Oswego (3-4-0, 1-1 SUNYAC) will travel to Cazenovia College on Tuesday for the non-league match-up.

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.