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New Paltz shuts out Morrisville State for 3-0 win

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. – SUNY New Paltz’s Lucas Natel scored twice to lead the Hawks to the 3-0 SUNYAC win over the Morrisville State men’s soccer team Saturday afternoon in New Paltz.

Natel broke the scoreless tie in the 34th minute of the contest giving New Paltz the one goal advantage over the Mustangs, playing the ball in front of the goal at the six yard line for the score.

Closing in on halftime, Joe Emberger collected the ball off of a deflection on the Morrisville defense, passing to Tommy Garafola for the score with 50 seconds remaining in the half.

Natel put the game out of reach for Morrisville State, netting his second of the afternoon on a through ball from Garafola in the 81st minute, giving New Paltz the 3-0 SUNYAC win.

Morrisville State’s Eric Stein (Oswego, NY) saved two in the loss for the Mustangs who fall to 3-12-2 overall, 0-9 in SUNYAC action.

Patrick Carlucci earned the shut out win in net for the Hawks, saving three.

Morrisville State returns to the field Saturday for the final contest of the season, hosting SUNY Potsdam at 1 p.m. on Lemery Field.

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.