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Morrisville State men unable to top Express, Wells nets 2-1 win

AURORA, N.Y. – Host Wells College Express netted two second half goals to post a comeback 2-1 victory over Morrisville State College men’s soccer Thursday afternoon in Aurora. The loss drops Morrisville State to 3-7-1 overall, their sixth straight.

Morrisville State’s Andrew Stein (Oswego, NY) capitalized on a penalty kick opportunity in the 26th minute in the first half to give the Mustangs the one goal lead.

Twelve minutes into the second half, Wells Blasdimil Gomez fired the first Express score past Morrisville State keeper Greg Igglesden (Norwich, NY), tying the game at one apiece.

With just over eight minutes remaining, Cody Glassman gave the Express the 2-1 lead with a shot that deflected off Igglesden’s fingertips into the net.

Igglesden saved four in the loss for the Mustangs. Morrisville State returns to the field Sunday, traveling to Penn State Abington for a 3 p.m. start.

Mike Birklin secured the win for Wells, posting 11 saves, as Morrisville State held the 22-17 advantage in shots over the Express.

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.