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Women's volleyball defeats two, Keuka and Penn State Abington

Written by: Heather Foster, Sports Information Student Assistant
KEUKA, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s volleyball team defeated Keuka College and Penn State Abington today, taking both wins in three games. The Mustangs now hold an overall record of 5-6.

The Mustangs took their first win of the day against Keuka College, defeating the Keuka Storm 25-21, 25-23, and 25-14.

Amanda Britton (Cazenovia, NY) tallied nine kills for the Mustangs, along with eight digs, two blocks and one ace. Morrisville’s Ebony Whitfield (Benton Harbor, MI) also added nine kills, six digs, three blocks and three aces, as well as Nicole Wright (Dryden, NY) who contributed seven kills, four digs and three blocks.

The Morrisville State women totaled 32 kills against Keuka College, in addition to nine total blocks.

After Keuka College, the Mustangs defeated Penn State Abington for their second win, beating the Nittany Lions 25-10, 25-7, and 25-7. Against PSA, Whitfield totaled four kills and three aces, Britton added four kills and four aces, and Casandra Kimbrell (Croghan, NY) had two kills and two aces.

In three games, the Mustangs totaled 14 kills against Penn State Abington. Today’s wins put the Mustangs 2-0 in NEAC play.

The Mustangs return to their home-court on Tuesday, Sept. 22, to play Medaille College at 7 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.