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Morrisville men’s soccer shutout 6-0 by Old Westbury

Release Written By: Heather Foster, Sports Information Student Assistant

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.– The Morrisville State College men’s soccer team lost to Old Westbury today in the D’Youville Tournament with a final score of 6-0, making the Mustangs’ overall record 0-1-1.

Senior midfielder/forward Fabian Santibanez, from Oyster Bay, NY, netted the first goal of six for the Panthers within the first five minutes of play, putting the Mustangs behind 1-0.

The Mustangs held off the Panthers for almost another 35 minutes until the Panthers struck again, this time with a goal by Daniel Lepe, a junior defender from Hempstead, NY, and an assist by Santibanez.

Nearly seven minutes into the second half, Conor McKeon (Rockville Centre, NY) tallied another for Old Westbury, with a header off a free kick assisted by Mathais Coni (Oceanside, NY).

Less than four minutes later, Lepe shoots and scores again for the Panthers, putting the Mustangs four goals behind early in the second half.

In the 72nd minute of play, Santibanez nets an unassisted goal for Old Westbury off a breakaway and the Panthers are up 5-0.

With only seven minutes left in play, the Panthers manage to get one last goal past the Mustangs, this time scored by McKeon and assisted by Santibanez from a corner kick.

The Mustangs had only two shots on goal within 90 minutes of play, one by Eric Stein (Oswego, NY) and the other by Andrew Brobbey (Bronx, NY).

The Mustangs play again in the D’Youville Tournament tomorrow, Sept. 6, and host Hilbert College on Sept. 9 at 4 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.