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Morrisville State women's laxers roll to 14-3 win over Maritime

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse team allowed just eight shots on goal in the contest as they topped visiting SUNY Maritime 14-3 in non-conference action Friday afternoon in Morrisville.

Morrisville State jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead 33 seconds into the contest on an unassisted score from Jennifer Caffarelli (Phillipsburg, NJ). Just over six minutes later, Elizabeth Fish (West Winfield, NY) extended the lead to two, netting a score at 23:05 off an assist from Caffarelli.

Within a four minute span, Morrisville State added five quick scores, two from Sybil Stanton (Walton, NY) and three from Caffarelli to jump out to a 7-0 lead.

Carmen Velazquez (Syracuse, NY) added an eighth Mustang score with 7:26 remaining, Caffarelli added her fifth of the contest at 3:23 and Fish a second score with 34 seconds left to send Morrisville State into halftime with a 10-0 lead.

Caffarelli led all scorers with six goals and three assists on the afternoon, as Stanton added four goals and two assists to the Mustang tallies. Fish netted two scores and assisted one and Paulette Estabrooks (Nineveh, NY) added a goal and assisted another as Velazquez netted a goal to round out Morrisville State scoring.

Kaitlin Murray scored twice and Ashley Edington added one for Maritime. Julianna Cona saved 16 in the loss for the Privateers who fall to 2-10 on the season.

Jennifer May (Rochester, NY) recorded the win in net, saving four, as Morrisville State improves to 5-8 on the season.

Morrisville State returns to the field Saturday afternoon, hosting SUNY Geneseo at 1 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.