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Morrisville State women edge Medaille 15-11

Caffarelli continues record breaking season
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse team edged visiting Medaille College Thursday afternoon, picking up the 15-11 non-conference victory in Morrisville.

Melyssa Tollar (West Seneca, NY) netted the first score of the afternoon to give Medaille the one goal advantage less than three minutes into the contest. Within minutes Morrisville State’s Carmen Velazquez (Syracuse, NY) found Elizabeth Fish (West Winfield, NY) to even the score for the Mustangs at one, before Jennifer Caffarelli (Phillipsburg, NJ) rattled off three straight scores, two within 14 seconds, to claim the 4-1 advantage.

Trading goals over a three minute span, Medaille’s Corrine Nasca (Orchard Park, NY) took advantage of a Morrisville penalty and brought the Mavericks back within two on a free position with 10:03 remaining before Caffarelli regained the three goal lead for the Mustangs at 9:31. Michelle Kemp (Rochester, NY) added a third Maverick score at 6:47.

After two scores by Velazquez for the 7-3 Morrisville State lead, Nasca added two to bring Medaille to within striking distance at the half.

In the second Morrisville State scored five straight and added three more to close the contest with the 15-11 win.

Caffarelli led all scorers with six goals and two assists, becoming the all-time record holder for the most goals scored in a single season (46), her third record breaking performance this year. Velazquez added four goals and two assists as teammate Sybil Stanton (Walton, NY) netted three and assisted one. Fish and Hillary Hartnett (Fairport, NY) rounded out Morrisville scoring with a goal each.

Tollar scored four times to lead the Mavericks as Kemp and Nasca each added three to the Medaille efforts. Jodi Lang (Tonawanda, NY) rounded out Maverick scoring with a goal, assisting two.

Betty Herberger (Amherst, NY) saved 14 in the loss for Medaille, who falls to 2-5 on the season.

Morrisville State’s Jennifer May (Rochester, NY) recorded the win in net, tallying 13 saves, as the Mustangs improve to 4-5 overall.

The women return to the field Saturday traveling to SUNY Cortland for the 1 p.m. contest.

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.