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Morrisville State women's laxers tally 10-7 win over New Paltz

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse team picked up their first win of the 2009 season, handing SUNY New Paltz the 10-7 defeat at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida Wednesday afternoon.

Morrisville State’s Jennifer Caffarelli (Phillipsburg, NJ) led the Mustangs with seven goals, six in the second half. Sybil Stanton (Walton, NY) added two goals and an assist while Elizabeth Fish (West Winfield, NY) netted a goal.

Caffarelli gave Morrisville State the 1-0 lead at 25:37 in the first half, netting her first of four free position goals on the day. Nearly 17 minutes later, Stanton increased the Mustang lead to two, before New Paltz’s Samantha Delgaudio (Northport, NY) put the Hawks on the board with 3:26 remaining in the half. Fish closed out the scoring for Morrisville State in the first half, netting a free position goal with 1:44 remaining.

In the second half, Caffarelli extended the Morrisville State lead, netting four of five scores, giving the Mustangs the 8-1 cushion. New Paltz rallied in the final 12 minutes of the contest netting six goals, three from Kim Hall (Cortland, NY), but Caffarelli added two additional scores to give Morrisville State the 10-7 win.

Jennifer May (Rochester, NY) recorded the win in net, saving six, as Morrisville State improves to 1-1 on the season.

The Mustangs return to the field Sunday, hosting Wells College at 1 p.m. at Chittenango High School.

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.