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Women's soccer loses 9-1 to Penn State Berks

Written by: Heather Foster, Sports Information Student Assistant
READING, P.A.–The Morrisville State College women’s soccer team lost by eight goals today to Penn State Berks, making their overall record 1-5

Only two minutes into the game, the Mustangs took an early lead with a goal from Angela Card (DeRuyter, NY), a shot to the lower left corner, assisted by Kristin Smith (Hamilton, NY).

Nearly two minutes later, Nittany Lions answered back with a goal from Ariel Fuentes (Easton, PA), netted off a corner kick.

Penn State Berks scored an additional two goals to finish the first half, one from Megan Olah (Brodheadsville, PA) assisted by Alex Volvar (Hershey, PA), and the other from Brooke Kern (Kutztown, PA) with an assist from Shannon Smith (Kunkletown, PA).

The Mustangs went into the second half down by two. A minute and 45 seconds into the half, Fuentes struck again, this time with a goal from a penalty kick, making the score 4-1, Penn State Berks.

In the 53rd minute of play, Kern netted another one for the Lions, this time a header off a cross from Smith.

With 62:39 on the clock, Smith puts the ball in the top corner of Morrisville’s net for her first goal of the game, the Lions’ sixth.

Less than two minutes later, Fuentes makes it a hat trick, scoring her third of the game with an assist from Volvar. The Penn State Berks women finished the game with goals from both Volvar and Kern, making the final score 9-1.

The Mustangs return to the field Thursday, Sept. 24, playing at SUNY Utica/Rome 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.