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Mustangs get fourth straight loss; shut out 4-0 by Mountaineers

Written by: Heather Foster, Sports Information Student Assistant
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s soccer team lost a rainy game today to the Southern Vermont College Mountaineers, making the Mustangs’ overall record 3-5-1.

Southern Vermont’s first goal of the game was scored in the 29th minute of play by Nick Haggerty (Wynantskill, NY) with an assist from Tony Martinez (Hoosick Falls, NY).

After ten more minutes of play, the Mountaineers netted another, this time an unassisted goal from Adrien Alexis (Maplewood, NJ).

Without any to the back of Vermont’s net, the Mustangs ended the first half down by two with 45:00 left for a comeback.

Nine minutes into the second half, the Mountaineers slipped another past Morrisville’s keeper Greg Igglesden (Norwich, NY), an unassisted goal to the lower left corner from Martinez, making the score 3-0.

With time left in the second half, the Mustangs had a total of 17 attempts to score, 6 of those shots on Southern Vermont’s keeper Elias Skiff (Durham, NY).

In the 54th minute of play, Haggerty nets another for Mountaineers, this time with an assist from Ben Naaktgeboren (Cambridge, NY) to seal the win for Southern Vermont, making the Mountaineers overall record 8-2.

The Mustangs return to the field Oct. 7, at home against Keuka College. The game will start at 4 pm on Lemery Field.

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.