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Women's soccer loses 2-1 to SUNY Cobleskill

Written by: Heather Foster, Sports Information Student Assistant
MORRISVILLE, N.Y.– The Mustangs lost a close game to the Cobleskill Fighting Tigers today, making their overall record 1-4 for the 2009 fall season.

Both teams battled for 39 hard minutes in the first half until Kristen Raina (Granby, MA) netted the first goal for the Fighting Tigers from the far right corner of the box.

The Mustangs, down by one, had many attempts coming into the second half. Finally, in the 74th minute of play, the Mustangs put one on the scoreboard. Awliya Abdu-Shahid (Sidney, NY) put a high fly ball to the back of the net, a cross in from a corner kicked by Jessica Yates (North Rose, NY), making the score 1-1.

With less than eight minutes left in game-play, Raina scored the winning goal for the Fighting Tigers with an assist from Emily Coyne (Cobleskill, NY), making the final score 2-1, Cobleskill.

“We worked so hard for that first goal; we were really hoping for some OT,” said senior captain Tifinie Cole (Red Creek, NY)

SUNY Cobleskill’s goal keepers, Brittany Cruise (Cobleskill, NY) and Beth Nearing (Cobleskill, NY), had a total of four saves for the Tigers while Morrisville’s Cheyanna Waters (Woodhull, NY) had seven for the Mustangs.

The Morrisville State women’s soccer team returns to the field Saturday, Sept. 19, playing at and against Penn State Berks. The Mustangs return to their home field again on Oct. 3 against Wilson College at 1 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.