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Ravens split weekend, defeat Morrisville State hockey 3-2

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.– Visiting Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey rebounded from a loss suffered Friday night to defeat Morrisville State College 3-2 Saturday night in Morrisville.

The Ravens struck first, taking the one goal lead as Phil LaBreck and Shane Murphy found Ryan Strayer for the power play score at 17:52 in the first period.

In the second, Casey Goodell extended the lead to two, netting a score off an assist from Jeff Kasper, 3:26 into the period for Franklin Pierce.

Morrisville State rallied nearly two minutes later with their first score of the contest, a goal from Keith Williams (Whitesboro, NY) off a pass from Derek Matheson (Durham, Ontario) and Tim Dorak (Honeoye, NY) on the man advantage opportunity. Dana Calderone (Bronx, NY) evened the contest for the Mustangs at 9:10, sending the game into the final period tied at two. Andrew Alarie (Carlisle, Ontario) and Joakim Cedin (Spanga, Sweden) were credited with the assists.

Anthony Chighisola netted the go ahead score for Franklin Pierce 8:41 into the third period, unassisted, and Ben Siok withstood the Mustangs arsenal on goal, to secure the non-conference win for the Ravens by a 3-2 final.

Siok recorded 43 saves on the night.

Dave Labaff (Potsdam, NY) saved 26 in the loss for the Mustangs, including 11 in the final period, as Morrisville State falls to 1-10-1 on the season.

Morrisville State returns to the ice Saturday at Hamilton College. Face-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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.