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Buffalo State hands Morrisville hockey 6-2 loss

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Buffalo State College scored four second period power play goals, three by Will Lacasse, to hand Morrisville State College men’s ice hockey the 6-2 loss Saturday night in Buffalo.

After a scoreless first, Buffalo State’s Joel Sheppard broke the deadlock netting the first of four power play scores at 2:51. Lacasse gave the Bengals the 2-0 lead at 5:18 before netting his second of the period nearly three minutes later for the three goal advantage. Lacasse added his third power play score at 17:51 to give Buffalo State the commanding four goal lead.

Joe Curry made it 5-0 for Buffalo State at 10:21 in the third before Morrisville State got on the board with a power play score from Keith Williams (Whitesboro, NY) thirty seconds later.

Ryan Ramage regained the five goal lead for Buffalo State at 13:45 before Derek Matheson (Durham, ONT) scored the final tally of the night for Morrisville State on a power play opportunity with 38 seconds remaining in the contest.

Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) recorded the loss for Morrisville State (0-9-1), saving 26.

Alan Fritch saved 35 in the win for Buffalo State.

Morrisville State returns to the ice December 5th against Franklin and Pierce.

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.