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Wells nets 4-1 win over Morrisville State women

AURORA, N.Y. – Paige Stone netted a hat-trick to lead host Wells College women’s soccer to a 4-1 conference win over Morrisville State College Thursday afternoon in Aurora.

Wells held the 1-0 lead at the half, with Stone netting her first of the afternoon off a rebound in the 20th minute, giving the Express the one goal advantage over the Mustangs.

In the second, Stone struck twice in less than a minute, her second of the afternoon at 58:37 and the third at 59:29, extending the lead to three.

Kristin Smith (Hamilton, NY) attempted to spark an offensive strike for Morrisville State, netting an unassisted score in the 64th minute, but Wells put the game away with a fourth Express score from Rachel Mattraw at 77:42.

Cheyanna Waters (Woodhull, NY) saved six in the loss for Morrisville State, as the Mustangs fall to 2-10 on the season, 1-6 in NEAC action.

Britteney Laurenceau secured the win in net, saving two for Wells.

Wells held the 17-5 advantage in shots and edged the Mustangs 2-1 in corner kicks on the afternoon.

Morrisville State returns to the field Sunday, traveling to Penn State Abington for a 1p.m. contest.

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.