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Morrisville State volleyball goes 0-4 at Potsdam Tourney, Britton named to All-Tournament Team

POTSDAM, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s volleyball team went 0-4 at the SUNY Potsdam Volleyball Invitational, Friday and Saturday in Potsdam.

Middlebury tallied scores of 25-11, 25-10 and 25-16 to capture the 3-0 win over Morrisville State. Amanda Britton (Cazenovia, NY) led Morrisville State with seven kills and 14 assists, adding 12 digs to the Mustangs defensive efforts. Casie Kimbrell (Croghan, NY) and Nicole Wright (Dryden, NY) each added three kills and four digs.

In Friday’s second match of the night, Clarkson captured the 3-0 win over the Mustangs, recording game scores of 25-14, 25-11, and 25-10. Wright led the Mustangs offensive efforts, tallying six kills. Britton added three kills and seven digs, while Keli Stewart (Interlaken, NY) tallied nine assists.

On Saturday, Morrisville State battled through five games with Hamilton, but fell short in the fifth game as ball handling plagued the Mustangs in the 3-2 loss. Hamilton captured the win with scores of 22-25, 25-23, 11-25, 25-17 and 1-15.

In the final match of the tournament for the Mustangs, Potsdam came from behind and outlasted Morrisville State in another five game set, recording the 3-2 victory. The Bears tallied the win with match scores of 26-24, 25-21, 14-25, 17-25, and 5-15.

Britton was named to the all-tournament team following tournament action.

Game statistics for both the Hamilton and Potsdam games were unavailable at press time.

Morrisville State (3-6) returns to the court Saturday at Keuka College for a conference tri-match with Keuka College and Penn State Abington. Match play begins at 10:00 a.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.