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Morrisville State field hockey defeats New Paltz, 3-2 in overtime

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College junior midfielder, Jennifer Caffarelli (Phillipsburg, NJ/Phillipsburg) scored the game winner just 9:06 into the overtime period to lift the Mustangs to the 3-2 overtime win over visiting SUNY New Paltz Saturday afternoon in Morrisville.

New Paltz took the early 1-0 lead off a score from Jessi Moore just 3:29 into the contest, her first of two goals on the afternoon, off a pass from Kristen Bergmann.

Morrisville’s Lauren Bordonaro (North Tonawanda, NY/Stairpoint) evened the contest for the Mustangs off a pass from Caffarelli at the 27:13 mark.

In the second half, Morrisville’s Brandy Tebo (Westernville, NY/Holland Patent) netted her first collegiate score off a cross from Bordonaro following a Mustang timeout.

With just over four minutes remaining in the contest, Bergmann again found Moore for her second score of the afternoon for the Hawks, sending the contest into the overtime period.

Following a series of penalty corner opportunities, Tebo found Caffarelli in the circle for the game winning score at the 79:06 mark, giving Morrisville State their second conference win.

Sarah Snow (Camden, NY) earned the win in net for the Mustangs, saving four in nearly 80 minutes of play.

Elizabeth Dini recorded the loss for New Paltz, saving one in the final 39:22 of play. Grace Watson recorded one save while allowing two goals in the first 39:44 as New Paltz falls to 1-8 overall and 0-5 in SUNYAC play.

Morrisville State (4-7, 2-1 SUNYAC) returns to the field Wednesday at Ithaca College for the 4 p.m. start.

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.