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Women's soccer nets a 3-0 victory over Wilson College

Written by: Heather Foster, Sports Information Student Assistant
MORRISVILLE, N.Y.–The Morrisville State College women’s soccer team beat Wilson College today by three, tallying a second win on their record, making the Mustangs 2-7 in overall play.

The Mustangs started out strong, dominating the first 45 minutes on Wilson College’s side of the field. Although unable to score in the first half, Morrisville had many attempts, firing a total of 17 shots at Wilson College’s keeper Kathryn Murphy. The two teams went into half time tied 0-0.

Coming into the second half, Kristie Smyth (Honeoye, NY) put one past the Phoenix with an assist from Alyssa Tunkel (East Meadow, NY) in the 49th minute of play.

Nearly twenty minutes later, Heather Cole (Red Creek, NY) netted another for the Mustangs, this time off a direct kick, making the Mustangs up by two with less than fifteen minutes left in the game.

With less than four minutes on the clock, Laura Hanehan (Saratoga Springs, NY) added a third for the Mustangs, making the final score 3-0, Morrisville State.

The women recorded a total of 32 shots in 90 minutes, 19 of them on goal. The Mustangs return to the field Tuesday, Sept. 6 against Keuka College on Morrisville’s home 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.