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Morrisville State volleyball completes SUNYAC play

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College (6-22, 0-10 SUNYAC) women’s volleyball team completed their 2008 SUNYAC season Saturday afternoon at the Western Division Pool Play held at Buffalo State College in Buffalo.

On Friday, Morrisville State posted a 3-0 loss to Oswego State with set scores of 20-25, 20-25 and 21-25. Ebony Whitfield (Benton Harbor, MI) led Morrisville State with eight kills, two assists and one block. Sara Sulger (Greene, NY) added three kills, three digs and three solo blocks to the Mustang efforts. Heather Begin (Burnt Hills, NY) added 13 assists.

In the second matchup on Saturday, Morrisville State dropped a 3-0 decision to Fredonia, falling 15-25, 13-25 and 22-25 to the Blue Devils. Begin tallied 14 assists while Whitfield led Morrisville with nine kills and five blocks. Amanda Britton (Cazenovia, NY) added five kills and two blocks to the Mustang efforts.

On Saturday, Morrisville State fell in a 3-1 decision to host Buffalo State by scores of 18-25, 23-25, 25-19 and 21-25. Whitfield and Britton combined for 25 of the Mustangs 40 kills while Whitfield added three solo blocks along with teammate Sulger. Begin tallied 27 assists and Casie Kimbrell (Croghan, NY) added eight defensive digs.

In the final match of the three day competition, Morrisville fell to Brockport 24-26, 17-25 and 23-25 for the 3-0 loss to the Eagles. Whitfield led Morrisville with ten kills, two digs and four blocks as Britton added six kills and nine digs.

Morrisville State returns to the court Tuesday for the final contest of the 2008 season, hosting Hamilton College at 7 p.m. in the John W Stewart Student Activities Center gymnasium.

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.