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Morrisville State women's soccer wins first game since 2006

Written by: Heather Foster, Sports Information Student Assistant
MORRISVILLE, N.Y.– The Mustangs shut out Southern Vermont College today, three goals to zero, making their record 1-2 so far this 2009 season. The Mustang goals, all three netted by freshman players, were also the first in the back of the opponents’ net thus far.

The women’s first goal, headed in by freshman Heather Cole (Red Creek, NY), was crossed in by senior captain Jessica Yates (North Rose, NY) from a corner kick in the 27th minute of the first half.

Heading into the half, the Mustangs led the Mountaineers by one goal. The teams continued aggressive play for nearly 20 minutes until Cole struck again, netting her second goal of the game and the 2009 season.

“It felt good to see goals on the scoreboard for us, especially more goals than the opponent, in this case, Southern Vermont,” said senior captain Kelly Beckley (Holland Patent, NY).

With less than five minutes left in the game, freshman Laura Hanehan from Saratoga Springs, NY, kicked a high shot to the back of the net, making the final score for the Mustangs 3-0.

“It was sick!” said senior Danielle Crowley (Tonawanda, NY) after the match. “Everyone better keep watching because there’s definitely more to come.”

The Mustangs return to the field Saturday, Sept. 12, playing at Penn State Abington. They play their next home game Thursday, Sept. 17 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.