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Alarie nets overtime goal to give Morrisville State hockey 2-1 win

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Morrisville State College junior, Andrew Alarie (Carlisle, ONT) netted the game winning score 2:24 into the overtime period Friday night to give the Mustangs the 2-1 non-conference victory over Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Morrisville State’s Keith Williams (Whitesboro, NY) broke the scoreless tie 1:33 into the third period, his fifth goal of the season, off a pass from Alarie and Bobby Cass (Burlington, ONT).

In the final minute of the contest, Johnson and Wales pulled goaltender JR Woodland for the extra attacker and at 19:18 Kevin Marchesi tied the contest for the Wildcats, forcing the sudden victory overtime period.

Woodland turned away two Morrisville State shots on net before Alarie was able to sneak in the game winner off the pass from Cass and Williams.

Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) recorded the win in net for Morrisville State, saving 27, as the Mustangs improve to 3-10-1 overall.

Woodland saved 35 in the loss in net.

Morrisville State returns to the ice today for the second of the weekend’s match-up against Johnson and Wales at 3:15.

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.