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Abington nets four unanswered goals to claim 4-3 win over Morrisville State men

ABINGTON, PA – Morrisville State men’s soccer took a 2-0 lead over host Penn State Abington Friday afternoon, but couldn’t hold on as the Lions netted four straight over the course of 13 minutes late in the second half to claim the 4-3 victory in Abington, Pennsylvania.

Andrew Stein (Oswego, NY) broke the scoreless half, netting the first score for the Mustangs on a penalty kick opportunity in the 39th minute of play to give Morrisville State the one goal advantage at the half.

Sanley Pierre-Louis (Nyack, NY) extended the lead for the Mustangs, netting an unassisted score at 63:44, as Morrisville State held the 2-0 advantage.

In the 72nd minute the momentum of the contest shifted to Abington as Elsion Pajollari cut the Morrisville lead to one, netting the first Abington score of an assist from Mohamed Mohamedein. Within five minutes, Liam Hopkins evened the contest at two, netting the score at 77:42 off a corner kick from Sebastian Hernandez.

Pajollari added his second score of the afternoon at 85:03 and Hernandez capitalized on a corner kick 56 seconds later as Abington quickly snatched the 4-2 lead over the Mustangs.

Jarrett Hayes (Potsdam, NY) brought Morrisville State within one, but time quickly expired and the Mustangs dropped to 3-8-1 overall on the season.

Greg Igglesden (Norwich, NY) saved five in the loss for the Mustangs who return to the field Sunday for a rematch with SUNY IT. Earlier in the season, the game was called in the 68th minute due to lightning.

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.