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Shultz leads Morrisville State to win over Hamilton College

CLINTON, N.Y. – Morrisville State College sophomore forward Dave Shultz (Trucksville, PA) netted two scores in the third period to lead the Mustangs to a 4-3 non-conference win over Hamilton College Saturday night in Clinton.

Morrisville State netted the first score, a power play goal by Dana Calderone (Bronx, NY) at 3:52 in the first period to take the 1-0 lead. Andrew Alarie (Carlisle, ONT) and Derek Matheson (Durham, ONT) were credited with the assists. Nearly ten minutes later, Hamilton responded with their own man advantage goal, as Bryan Kelly picked up the score at the 13:19 mark.

Garrett Leigh (New Hartford, NY) regained the lead for the Mustangs at 17:52 off a pass from Patrick Morss (Geneseo, NY) and Adam Maglio (Nelson, BC) before Kelly netted his second of the night to tie the contest at two heading into the second period.

Playing to a scoreless second, Brent Quinn (Perth, ONT) found Shultz at 5:24 for the go ahead score before Shultz netted the eventual game winner just over two minutes later, at 7:34 unassisted.

Joe Buicko brought Hamilton within one but Morrisville was able to hold on for the win.

Morrisville State’s Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) picked up the win in net, saving 36, including 17 in the second period as the Mustangs improve to 2-10-1 heading into the break.

Mark Donovan saved three for the Continentals in 45:24 of play. Scott Hefferman picked up the loss, playing the final 12:57 while recording seven saves and one goal against.

Morrisville State returns to the ice January 9 at Johnson and Wales.

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.