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Mustang field hockey loses to RPI by four

Written by: Heather Foster, Sports Information Student Assistant
TROY, N.Y.–The Morrisville State College women’s field hockey team lost to the RPI Engineers today with a final score of 5-1.

Nineteen minutes into the game, the Engineers netted their first goal from Jessica Corrigan (South Burlington, VT) with an assist from Hannah Kaplan (Danbury, CT), making the Mustangs down by one in the first half.

Nearly seven minutes later, Sandy Turnbull (Upperville, VA) tallied a second goal for RPI, an assist from Shaina Feldman. With less than five minutes left in the first half, Molly Johnston (Ivoryton, CT) put the Mustangs down by three with an assist from RPI’s Megan McNamara (Johnstown, NY). The Mustangs went into halftime down by three with three saves from keeper Kelsey Pellegrino (Cicero, NY).

In the second half, senior Stephanie Smith (Cedarville, NY) started in the goal for the Mustangs giving Pellegrino a rest after a 10-shot first half.

Ten minutes into the second half, Turnbull netted another for the Engineers, this time from Alissa Peterson (Gaithersburg, MD), giving RPI their fourth goal of the game.

In the 57th minute of play, Julie Campbell (Pittsburgh, PA) put one past Smith from a penalty corner, assisted by Joanna Aliprando (Basking Ridge, NJ).

With the fight for a comeback late in the game, Lauren Bordonaro (North Tonawanda, NY) put the Mustangs on the scoreboard with an assist from Brandy Tebo (Westernville, NY).

The Mustangs ended the game lacking four goals, making their overall record 5-12.

Morrisville State returns to the field Saturday, Oct. 24, playing Wilson College on Mustangs’ 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.