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#12 Skidmore hands Morrisville State 5-0 defeat

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Christine Kemp scored twice to lead #12 nationally ranked Skidmore College to a 5-0 non-conference field hockey victory over visiting Morrisville State College Friday afternoon in Saratoga Springs.

Kemp netted the first score just three minutes into the contest on a penalty stroke, giving Skidmore the early 1-0 advantage.

Elise Britt increased the Thoroughbred lead to two, netting the score in the tenth minute of play. Brittney O’Brien added her ninth of the season at 23:22 as Skidmore took the 3-0 lead heading into the half.

In the second, Kemp quickly added her second of the afternoon at 42:47 off a Katie Potter pass, for the four goal lead.

Ceilidh MacNeill rounded out Skidmore scoring with the fifth Thoroughbred score in the 56th minute.

Morrisville State’s Stephanie Smith (Cedarville, NY) recorded 13 in the loss in net, as the Mustangs drop to 5-11 overall on the season.

Liz Catinella earned the shut out victory, saving none, as Skidmore improved to 10-3 overall.

Skidmore held the 29-2 advantage in shots and 20-2 in penalty corners over the Mustangs.

Morrisville State returns to the field tomorrow at RPI.

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.