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Oneonta cruises to conference win over Morrisville State

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Visiting SUNY Oneonta women’s lacrosse had nine players score goals cruising to the 22-7 SUNYAC victory over Morrisville State Tuesday afternoon in Morrisville.

Oneonta forced 16 Morrisville State turnovers and took 37 shots in the first half to claim a 18-6 halftime lead.

Rosemarie Fazio (Mohegan Lake, NY) and Rebecca Monteith (West Islip, NY) each netted four goals to lead the Red Dragons while teammates Brianne Ruzek (Mineola, NY) and Heidi Kissinger (East Islip, NY) added three a piece to the Oneonta tallies.

Morrisville State was led by Jennifer Caffarelli (Phillipsburg, NJ) and Sybil Stanton (Walton, NY) with three goals each with Carmen Velazquez (Syracuse, NY) rounding out Mustang scoring with a goal.

Annelise Muscietta (Lindenhurst, NY) recorded the win in net, saving eight for Oneonta who improves to 7-4 on the season, 4-1 in conference action.

Morrisville State’s Jennifer May (Rochester, NY) saved 16 in the loss for the Mustangs, including 12 in the first half.

Morrisville State falls to 3-5 on the season, 1-3 in SUNYAC play, and will return to the field Thursday, hosting Medaille College at 4 p.m. on Lemery Field on the Morrisville State campus.

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.