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Morrisville State men's soccer hands Potsdam loss; Ketchum leads Mustangs with two on senior day

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Senior forward, Drew Ketchum (Chili, NY) netted two goals to lead the Morrisville State College men’s soccer team to a 4-3 win over SUNY Potsdam on senior day in Morrisville.

Ketchum rattled off two straight goals for Morrisville, the first at 12:16 on a break away down field and the second at 25:23 off a pass from senior defender Alan Schroeder (Bolton Landing, NY) for the 2-0 advantage.

Morrisville State’s defense allowed just one Potsdam score in the first half at 39:58 from Chris Mack.

In the second half, Potsdam’s Billy Sahler evened the contest at two, netting a score at 55:28 off an assist from Dominic Frisina.

Nearly two minutes later, Shaman Mason (Syracuse, NY) gave the Mustangs the one goal advantage, netting a rebound goal off the crossbar at 57:32. Matt Green (Cazenovia, NY) was credited with the assist.

Morrisville State secured the win with a goal by senior defender Andrey Tomoroksa (Solvay, NY) who netted the unassisted score at 70:34 off a kick from midfield that bounced over Potsdam goalkeeper Evan Smith.

Potsdam’s John McCloskey brought the Bears within one on a penalty kick at 82:30 but the Mustang defense held off the Bear attack for the conference win.

Morrisville State’s Eric Stein (Oswego, NY) recorded the win in net, saving 12 as the Mustangs conclude the season with a 4-12-2 overall record, 1-9 in SUNYAC action.

Smith recorded 12 in the loss for Potsdam, who concludes the season with a 4-13-2 overall record (0-10 SUNYAC).

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.