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Cortland men earn shut out over Mustangs

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Visiting #9 nationally ranked SUNY Cortland (13-2, 6-1 SUNYAC) men’s lacrosse dominated Morrisville State College Sunday afternoon, shutting out the Mustangs en route to the 22-0 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) victory on Drake Field in Morrisville.

The Red Dragons raced out to a quick lead, netting three scores in the first minute and 15 seconds, and added six additional goals for the commanding 9-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Fourteen different players recorded goals on the afternoon, led by Brian Krol (Niskayuna, NY) with three scores and Neal Hopps (Akwesasne, NY) netting two and assisting two others.

Kyle Gaebel (Deferiet, NY) recorded the win in net for the Red Dragons, splitting time with Mike Diamond (Farmingdale, NY).

Morrisville State’s Jimmy Hodgson (Cazenovia, NY) recorded the loss, allowing four goals and saving one in the first three minutes and 22 seconds of the game. Michael Hinchey (Kingston, NY) saving seven in the final 56:38.

Morrisville State returns to the field Wednesday, hosting Medaille College at 4 p.m. for the season finale.

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.