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Morrisville State field hockey gets a 2-1 victory over St. Vincent College

Written by: Heather Foster, Sports Information Student Assistant
MORRISVILLE, N.Y.– The Morrisville State College women’s field hockey team netted a win today over the St. Vincent Bearcats today, ending the game two goals to one.

The Bearcats outshot the Mustangs in the first half 6-1, giving Morrisville’s keeper Kelsey Pellegrino (Cicero, NY) two saves in 35 minutes.

With 10 minutes left in the first half, the Mustangs net the first goal of the game, scored by Charlotte Brown (Earlville, NY) tipped off a corner feed from Molly Luzak (Burt, NY).

The Bearcats answered the Mustangs’ goal, scoring from a scramble in front of the cage by St. Vincent’s Maria Wohar, making it a tie game into halftime.

The tie remained for nearly 30 minutes until Jamie Anderson (Harpursville, NY) netted the winning goal for the Mustangs off a penalty stroke in the 58th minute of play.

Both teams ended the game with a total tally of 14 shots each, along with making their records 5-7 overall. Pellegrino saved five for the Mustangs while St. Vincent’s Jackie Novak kept 6 out of the net.

The Mustangs return to the field Wednesday, Oct. 7, playing at Colgate College against Hartwick College at 7:30 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.