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Lepore leads Oneonta past Morrisville State men's lacrosse

ONEONTA, N.Y. – SUNY Oneonta’s Troy Lepore netted a goal and assisted four to lead the Red Dragons men’s lacrosse team to the 11-6 conference win over Morrisville State College Wednesday afternoon in Oneonta.

Playing to a 4-4 tie at the half, Oneonta rallied for four straight scores in the third to take an 8-4 lead heading into the final quarter, two consecutive goals from Blair Hanson before Lepore found Dennis Headrick and Ryan Waibel for two additional tallies.

Morrisville State’s Tim Bobbett (Cazenovia, NY) cut the Red Dragon lead to two minutes into the second half with two quick scores, but Oneonta added three additional scores to secure the win.

Bobbett led Morrisville State with three goals and assisted one as teammate Nelson Boyd (Waterloo, NY) added a score and an assist to the Mustang efforts.

Eric Stein (Oswego, NY) recorded the loss in net, saving 14 as Morrisville State drops to 4-10 on the season, 0-6 in SUNYAC action.

Nick Murray saved six for Oneonta to earn the victory, as Sean Reynolds added two saves in the final 4:05.

Morrisville State returns to the field Sunday, hosting SUNY Cortland at 1 p.m. on Drake Field in Morrisville.

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.