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Morrisville State field hockey drops 6-1 decision to St. Lawrence

GENEVA, N.Y. – St. Lawrence University scored three goals in each half to hand visiting Morrisville State College field hockey a 6-1 decision Sunday morning at the William Smith Classic in Geneva.

Caitlin Estes opened the scoring for the Saints, redirecting a shot from the right for the first St. Lawrence score at 18:22 in the first half. Less than two minutes later, Kelsey Berry increased the lead to two, connecting on the pass from Brooke Maloney for the score.

In the 30th minute, Morrisville State’s Alexandra Pells (Poughkeepsie, NY/Arlington) found Lauren Bordonaro (North Tonawanda, NY/Starpoint) on the left post for the score, cutting the Saints lead to one.

Just before the halftime period, St. Lawrence regained the two goal advantage on a penalty corner opportunity, with Jennifer Stetson giving the Saints the 3-1 lead at the half.

The Saints wasted little time in the second half, netting three straight within a ten minute time period enroute to the 6-1 final.

Morrisville State’s Kelsey Pellegrino (Cicero, NY/Cicero-North Syracuse) recorded the loss, despite saving a collegiate best 20 in goal for the Mustangs.

Emilie Lannamann tallied the win, saving one for St. Lawrence, who improves to 4-1 on the season.

The Saints held the 38-3 advantage in shots and a 23-1 advantage in penalty corners over Morrisville State.

Morrisville State returns to the field Wednesday at Manhattanville. Game time is scheduled to begin at 4 p.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.