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Morrisville State hockey shut out by #1 Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s ice hockey team trailed 1-0 after two periods to #1 nationally ranked SUNY Plattsburgh, but couldn’t hold on as the Cardinals scored four times in the final period to hand the Mustangs the 5-0 SUNYAC loss Saturday night in Plattsburgh.

Mike Kavanagh scored the first Cardinal goal of the night, netting the power play score 15:30 into the first for the 1-0 lead.

Playing to a scoreless second period, Plattsburgh added four goals, two on power play opportunities, in the final period to capture the conference win.

Riley Hill netted the first at 9:47 on a power play before Dylan Clarke added the second score of the period at 13:01 for the three goal lead. Phil Farrow added the third man advantage score for the Cardinals at 16:24.

Clarke rounded out Plattsburgh scoring, netting his second of the night with less than tow minutes remaining in the game.

Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) saved 32 in the loss for Morrisville State, including 13 in the final period.

Chris Molinaro recorded the win in net for Plattsburgh, saving 15, as the Cardinals out shot Morrisville State 37-15.

Morrisville State (5-15-1) returns to the ice Friday night against Oswego. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Morrisville.

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.