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Morrisville State volleyball cruises past SUNYIT, Cobleskill

UTICA, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s volleyball team remained undefeated in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) tri-match action and picked up their fifth straight victory, cruising past SUNYIT 3-0 and SUNY Cobleskill 3-1 Saturday afternoon in Utica.

Morrisville State improves to an overall record of 13-11, the best since the transition to the NCAA.

Morrisville State recorded game scores of 25-11, 25-22 and 25-16 handing host SUNYIT the 3-0 loss. Senior Amanda Britton (Cazenovia, NY) led the Mustangs attack game with 15 kills, adding nine defensive digs and three solo blocks on the defensive side of the ball. Junior Ebony Whitfield (Benton Harbor, MI) added 10 kills and four service aces while stopping four at the net and digging four.

Junior Nicole Wright (Dryden, NY) added six kills and two solo blocks while senior Keli Stewart (Interlaken, NY) assisted 32.

Morrisville State needed four to top SUNY Cobleskill, taking the match with scores of 25-19, 25-20, 16-25, and 25-16. Britton again put up top numbers for the Mustangs, recording 12 kills and two assists while adding 11 digs and a solo block to the Morrisville State defensive tallies.

Whitfield added 11 kills, three service aces and five digs while Wright and senior Casie Kimbrell (Croghan, NY) each added nine kills apiece to the offensive efforts. Kimbrell also added 10 defensive digs and Wright eight.

Stewart recorded 31 assists.

Morrisville State returns to the court Saturday, October 31 at Keuka College for a tri-match with Keuka and Buffalo State.

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.