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Penn State Berks come from behind to nab victory over Mustangs

READING, Penn.¬ – Mike Zopfi scored twice as Penn State Berks came from behind to nab the 2-1 soccer victory over visiting Morrisville State College Saturday afternoon in Reading, Pennsylvania.

After 34 minutes of scoreless action, Morrisville State’s Andrew Stein (Oswego, NY/Oswego) was able to put one on the scoreboard, connecting on a penalty kick, to give the Mustangs the 1-0 lead.

Zopfi was able to answer the Morrisville score with less than a minute remaining in the half, one-timing the pass on the left side from Doug Artze, evening the contest at one heading into the halftime break.

Berks carried their momentum into the second half and in the 47th minute, took the 2-1 lead with a second score from Zopfi who fired the ball past Morrisville State keeper Greg Igglesden (Norwich, NY/Norwich) into the lower left corner of the net.

Igglesden saved two in the loss for the Mustangs, who fall to 3-3-1 on the season.

Berks out shot the Mustangs 15-4 in the contest, including an 8-1 advantage in the second half, and held the 8-3 advantage in corner kicks over Morrisville State.

Chris Beatty tallied the win in net, saving two, picking up the Berks first win of the season.

Morrisville State returns to the field Wednesday, traveling to SUNYIT for a 4 p.m. match-up.

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.