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#6 Elmira skates to 10-1 win over Morrisville State

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Rusty Masters netted four goals and assisted on one to lead visiting Elmira College (ranked #6 in USCHO.com national poll) men’s ice hockey to a 10-1 win over Morrisville State College Saturday night in Morrisville.

Masters put Elmira on the scoreboard early in the first period, netting his first of three power play scores on the night just 4:21 into the period, before adding a second man advantage goal at 16:28 for the 2-0 lead after one.

Early in the second period, Morrisville State’s Dave Shultz (Trucksville, PA) brought the Mustangs within one, netting the score off a pass from Joakim Cedin (Spanga, SWE) and Tim Dorak (Honeoye, NY) at 3:27.

Elmira then rallied for three straight scores to close out the period with the 5-1 lead, the first at 8:38 from Albert Mitchell, a power play score at 9:55 from Rick Acorn and the third, a power play goal from Rick Schrank at 17:43.

In the third, Elmira added five unanswered scores over a span of ten minutes for the 10-1 non-conference win. Dave McKenna netted the short handed score at 2:59 before Masters added this third of the night at 5:59. McKenna netted the eighth Elmira goal at 6:30 before Masters scored this third power play score at 9:06. Jan Velich netted the final score at 12:37.

Elmira scored on 5-of-8 power play opportunities. Kevin Bolin picked up the win in net for Elmira saving nine.

Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) recorded 18 saves in the loss for Morrisville State, 15 in the first period, allowing three goals in 29:17. Dave Labaff (Potsdam, NY) added 12 saves over 19:49, allowing six scores, while Mike Will (Lewes, ENG) added one save in the final 10:54, allowing one score.

Morrisville State (4-12-1) returns to the ice Friday, hosting Oswego State at 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.