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Bengals pick up win over Morrisville State women, 22-11

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Visiting Buffalo State College women’s lacrosse concluded the regular season with a 22-11 victory over Morrisville State College Tuesday afternoon on Lemery Field in Morrisville.

In the hard fought battle, Buffalo State went on a 7-2 run over the final 10 minutes of the half, fueled by three scores each from Kendyl Clarkson and Katie Henderson, to take a 13-8 lead into the halftime period.

Buffalo State opened the second half netting four straight goals to extend their lead to nine, before adding five additional to the Mustangs three, for the 22-11 SUNYAC victory.

Eleven Bengals netted goals on the afternoon, led by Mariah DeBolt with five goals and an assist while Henderson netted four and assisted two. Karen Shaddock added two scores while assisting five on the afternoon for Buffalo State.

Morrisville State’s Sybil Stanton (Walton, NY) netted four goals and assisted two to lead the Mustangs while Jennifer Caffarelli (Phillipsburg, NJ) tallied four and assisted another. Carmen Velazquez (Syracuse, NY) and Elizabeth Fish (West Winfield, NY) rounded out Mustang scoring with two goals and one score respectively.

Ashley O’Brien recorded the win in net for Buffalo State (15-1, 9-0 SUNYAC), saving seven.

Jennifer May (Rochester, NY) saved seven in the loss for Morrisville State, as the Mustangs fall to 5-10 overall, 1-8 in SUNYAC action.

Morrisville State returns to the field Thursday for the season finale against Route 20 rival, Cazenovia 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.