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Cortland hockey nets 6-1 win over Morrisville State in penalty ridden game

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Visiting SUNY Cortland ice hockey netted the 6-1 victory over Morrisville State College Saturday night in Morrisville.

Ryan Durocher (Canton, NY) gave the Red Dragons the early goal lead, netting a power play score off a pass from Jake Saville (Bellingham, WA) and Ryan Markell (Columbus, OH) just 4:36 into the contest. Within minutes, Joey Christiano (Rochester, NY) extended the Cortland lead to two, netting the score at 7:20, assisted by Saville.

Morrisville State’s Dave Shultz (Trucksville, PA) brought the Mustangs within one at 10:29, scoring off a pass from Will Scott (Toronto, ONT) and Stefan Carnegie (Woodbridge, ONT).

In the second, Cortland netted three straight scores, the first from Gerard Heinz (Kings Park, NY) at 6:08, before Saville and Craig Cole (East Islip, NY) gave the Red Dragons the commanding 5-1 lead with two quick scores at 14:43 and 15:45.

Christiano added his second goal of the night in the final period, a short handed score at 19:28, sealing the conference win for Cortland.

Both teams combined for a game total 26 penalties and 66 penalty minutes, Cortland converting on 2-of-11 power play opportunities.

Mike Reilly (New York, NY) recorded the win in net, saving 35, including 19 in the final period, as Cortland improves to 8-11-2 overall, 5-5-2 in SUNYAC action.

Morrisville State’s Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) saved 31 in the loss for the Mustangs (5-17-1, 1-12-1 SUNYAC).

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.