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Oswego narrowly escapes Morrisville State volleyball

OSWEGO, N.Y.¬ – The Oswego State women’s volleyball team narrowly escaped Morrisville State Friday night, battling back from losses in the first two sets to defeat the Mustangs 3-2 in the first round of the Oswego Invitational Tournament in Oswego.

Morrisville State won the first two matches by scores of 25-22 and 25-22 before Oswego took the game with three straight wins with scores of 23-25, 24-26 and 9-15.

Morrisville’s Ebony Whitfield (Benton Harbor, MI) led the Mustangs attack with 13 kills and two service aces while defensively posting a team high seven blocks. Amanda Britton (Cazenovia, NY) added ten kills to the attack game, posting ten defensive digs to the Mustangs tallies.

Jessica Ingro led Oswego with 13 kills, three service aces and 13 digs while teammate Amanda Cipriano added nine kills, five aces and 27 digs.

Morrisville State plays Utica College today at 10 a.m. and will follow with Franklin and Marshall at 12 p.m. for the final round of tournament play.

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.