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Bickelhaupt pushes SUNYIT past Morrisville State

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – SUNY IT’s Traci Bickelhaupt (Hammond, NY) netted three scores to push the visiting Wildcats past Morrisville State women’s soccer Monday afternoon in Morrisville by a 5-2 final.

Morrisville State’s Elizabeth Fish (West Winfield, NY) netted the first score of the contest in the 16th minute dribbling down from midfield and hitting the goal from above the box to give the Mustangs the 1-0 lead.

Ten minutes later, Bickelhaupt netted her first of three, off a deflection in the box to even the contest at one heading into the half.

SUNY IT rattled off four scores in the second half, the first at 46:44 as Bickelhaupt lifted the Wildcats to the 2-1 lead, nailing the score from the right side in the box.

In the 51st minute, Amy King (Brookfield, NY) added a Wildcat score off a cross from Janasa Franco (Mohawk, NY) before Bickelhaupt scored her third of the afternoon on a pass from Jane Burroughs (Fonda, NY) on the right at 58:21.

Fish brought the Mustangs within two, nailing her second score on a shot from the left in the 63rd minute, but Burroughs quickly regained the three goal lead for the Wildcats, scoring on a direct kick minutes later, sealing the win for SUNYIT.

Morrisville’s Katie Tiffany (DeRuyter, NY) recorded the loss in net, saving ten, as Morrisville State falls to 0-17 overall.

SUNY IT’s Laurel Hosmer (Winchester, MA) tallied no saves in the win for the Wildcats who improve to 7-7 on the season.

Morrisville State returns to the field for the final time in 2008 on Saturday at SUNY Potsdam.

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.