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Men's soccer falls in close match with Brockport

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s soccer team fell by a 3-1 final to visiting SUNY Brockport Wednesday afternoon in the closely contested match in Morrisville.

Brockport netted the lone score in the first half as Jeremy Hinckley (Richfield Springs, NY) collected the ball down the middle of the field from goalkeeper Kyle Saulin (Rochester, NY) 9:42 into the contest.

In the 62nd minute of the second half, Aaron Acello (East Rochester, NY) crossed to Brad Lefort (Chittenango, NY) on the left giving the Soaring Eagles the two goal lead, in a two on one fast break with Morrisville State keeper Eric Stein (Oswego, NY).

At 77:42, Anthony Venezia (Clay, NY) extended the lead to three, off a pass from Lefort within the box.

Fifteen seconds later, Morrisville State caught the Brockport defense off guard, as Scott Morris (Elizabethtown, NY) found an open Chris Wisdom (Brooklyn, NY) for the quick score.

Saulin secured the win for Brockport (6-4, 4-2 SUNYAC), withstanding the final Morrisville attack on goal, saving six in the contest.

Stein recorded the loss for the Mustangs, saving seven as Morrisville State falls to 3-9-2 overall (0-6 SUNYAC).

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.