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Morrisville State volleyball opens pool play with loss to Geneseo

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s volleyball team opened the SUNYAC Pool Play West Division action with a 3-0 loss to SUNY Geneseo.

Morrisville State came out sluggish in the first two sets as SUNY Geneseo gained the early two set lead by scores of 25-15 and 25-17. In the final set, Geneseo claimed the victory with a 25-19 win.

Amanda Britton (Cazenovia, NY) led Morrisville State with seven kills and six defensive digs while Heather Begin (Burnt Hills, NY) passed a total 14 assists, four to Casandra Kimbrell (Croghan, NY) and Ebony Whitfield (Benton Harbor, MI). Whitfield added three blocks to the Mustangs defensive efforts as Begin added six digs.

Morrisville State (6-18, 0-6 SUNYAC) returns to the court tomorrow at 2 p.m. against Oswego at Buffalo State for the second of the three day tournament.

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.