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Morrisville State women net 3-1 win over Penn State Abington

ABINGTON, PA – Three different Morrisville State players recorded goals Friday afternoon as the Mustangs picked up the 3-1 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) soccer victory over Penn State Abington in Abington, Pennsylvania.

Morrisville State improves to 3-11 overall, 2-7 in NEAC play while Abington falls to 0-12-1, 0-5 in NEAC action.

Gabriela Gallart (Montgovery Village, MD) gave Morrisville State the early one goal lead, netting the unassisted score off a breakaway just over five minutes into the contest. Gallart’s goal was the lone score of the first half, as the Mustangs held the advantage at halftime.

In the second, Abington’s Kaitlin Kozole evened the contest at one, putting one past Morrisville State keeper Cheyanna Waters (Woodhull, NY) for the score in the 58th minute.

Nearly two minutes later, Morrisville State regained the lead with an unassisted score from Angela Card (DeRuyter, NY) at 60:51, before teammate Alyssa Tunkel (East Meadow, NY) found Heather Cole (Red Creek, NY) for a third Mustang score in the 65th minute, securing the conference victory.

Waters saved five for Morrisville State, who held the 22-10 advantage in shots.

Jackie McCalister recorded the loss for Abington, saving 12.

Morrisville State returns to the field Sunday at SUNY Potsdam for a 1 p.m. start in Potsdam.

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.