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Potsdam rolls to 12-1 win over Morrisville State men

POTSDAM, N.Y. – SUNY Potsdam men’s lacrosse handed visiting Morrisville State College a 12-1 SUNYAC defeat Saturday afternoon in Potsdam.

Todd Hosmer gave Potsdam the early 1-0 lead, netting the score off an assist from Garrett Sharp at 11:42 in the first. Minutes later, Morrisville State’s Tim Bobbett (Cazenovia, NY) answered the Bears goal, netting the score at 5:58 off a pass from Andrew Elsmore (Scituate, MA).

Potsdam rallied for 11 straight scores over the course of the contest, while keeping Morrisville State scoreless, to claim the conference victory.

Jordan Joncas led the Bears with two goals and three assists, as Hosmer added two goals and an assist to the Potsdam tallies.

Geoff Mayer recorded the win in net, saving one in the first half.

Michael Hinchey (Kingston, NY) recorded the loss, allowing nine goals and saving eight in 45 minutes of play. Jimmy Hodgson (Cazenovia, NY) saved five in the final quarter.

Potsdam held the 34-12 advantage in shots and the 38-27 advantage in ground balls, winning 10 of 16 total face-offs. The Bears led 6-1 at the half.

Morrisville State (4-7, 0-3 SUNYAC) returns to the field Wednesday, hosting SUNY Plattsburgh at 3 p.m. on Drake Field.

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.