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Morrisville State College men's soccer tie season opener


MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s soccer team opened their season today with a tie to Green Mountain College, ending with a score of 1-1. The Mustangs played over 90 minutes of aggressive play against the Eagles without managing to net a second game-winning goal.

The Mustangs, currently holding a 0-0-1 record, went hard into the first half scoring their first and only goal from a penalty kick. Andrew Stein, a sophomore midfielder from Oswego, NY, put the ball to the back of the net in the 34th minute of play.

Not long after Stein’s goal, younger brother Eric Stein, a third-year defender, received the second yellow card of the game, the first given to number four, Kris Szentendrei from Green Mountain.

Shutting out the Eagles for the first 45 minutes of play, the Mustangs ended the first half with a 1-0 lead over Green Mountain College.

Starting the second half, the Eagles made few attempts before finally sinking their first goal in the 56th minute of play. Tim Atwood, assisted by Chris Gaskin, kicked the only point for Green Mountain, tying the game into overtime.

After two ten-minute overtimes, the Eagles and Mustangs ended the game with a 1-1 tie, making both teams’ records 0-0-1.

The Morrisville men’s soccer team will travel to D'Youville College for a two-day tournament on Sept. 5 and 6, and play at home on Sept. 9 against Hilbert College at 4:00 pm.

Morrisville State begins active membership within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2009-10 and is eligible for NCAA Championship Tournament play.

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.