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Morrisville State volleyball splits action at D'Youville Tournament, defeats Keuka in five

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s volleyball split the first day’s action at the D’Youville Spartan Volleyball Tournament, falling in the first match of the night to host D’Youville 3-0, then rallying to post a come from behind victory over Keuka College 3-2.

In the first of the night, D’Youville claimed the 3-0 match win, tallying scores of 25-15, 25-15 and 28-26 over the Mustangs. Amanda Britton (Cazenovia, NY/Cazenovia) led the Mustangs attack with 10 kills and 11 digs while Keli Stewart (Interlaken, NY/South Seneca) assisted 15, contributing nine digs defensively.

Defensively, Nicole Wright (Dryden, NY/Dryden) contributed three assisted blocks and eight digs.

Morrisville State rallied in the second of the night to post a 3-2 win over Keuka College, coming from behind as they were trailing 13-11 before rallying for four straight points to claim the win.

Britton led the Mustang attack with a game high 23 kills adding 10 digs defensively. Wright contributed eight kills and three total blocks while Stewart collected 32 assists in the match.

Morrisville State (2-1) returns to the court tomorrow, facing Medaille College at 10 a.m. and concluding tournament play against Hilbert at 12 p.m.

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.

Match scores:
D’Youville def. Morrisville 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 28-26)
Morrisville def. Keuka 3-2 (25-18, 18-25, 25-18, 19-25, 15-13)