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Balog nets win for Geneseo in overtime over Morrisville State

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.– SUNY Geneseo’s Casey Balog (Brockport, NY) netted a power play score in sudden victory overtime to give the Ice Knights the 2-1 SUNYAC win over Morrisville State Friday night in Morrisville.

In a penalty stricken game, Geneseo’s Jonathan Redlick (Biggar, SAS) capitalized on a power play opportunity at 12:25 in the second period for the Knights one goal lead. Jimmy Powers (Coral Springs, FL) and Casey Smith (Fairport, NY) were credited with the assists.

With less than three minutes remaining on the clock, Morrisville State’s Brent Quinn (Perth, ONT) evened the score for the Mustangs at 17:37 in the third, netting the power play score off a pass from Tom Longland (Dunnville, ONT) and Rob Sgarbossa (Campbellville, ONT), forcing the sudden victory overtime period.

In overtime, Balog found the puck in the scramble in front of net for the game winning score at 2:51.

Morrisville State’s Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) recorded 38 saves in the loss, as the Mustangs fall to 0-3 overall, 0-1 in SUNYAC action. They return to the ice tomorrow night, hosting SUNY Brockport at 7 p.m. at the Morrisville State College IcePlex.

Jeff Pasemko (Redwater, ALB) saved 30 in the win for Geneseo as they improve to 4-1 overall, 1-0 in SUNYAC play.

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.