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Men’s soccer loses rough game to Penn State Harrisburg

Written by: Heather Foster, Sports Information Student Assistant
MORRISVILLE, N.Y.–In the wind and rain, the Morrisville State men’s soccer team suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss to Penn State Harrisburg, ending the game with a final score of 4-3.

The Nittany Lions took an early lead in the first half scoring their first goal less than eight minutes after the whistle, an unassisted score from Danny Francis (Pottstown, PA). The Mustangs answered back with a goal from Sanley Pierre-Louis (Nyack, NY) with an assist from Ben Lott (Seneca Falls, NY) 14 minutes into the first half. The teams went into halftime tied up at 1-1.

With less than 20 minutes left in the second half, Pierre-Louis netted another for the Mustangs, this time with an assist from Morrisville’s Andrew Stein (Oswego, NY), giving the Mustangs a one-goal lead. In the 82nd minute of play, Scott Morris (Elizabethtown, NY) added a third for the Mustangs, assisted by Andrew Brobbey (Bronx, NY).

Minutes later, Dillon Sobilo (Miramer, FL) hit a one-timer passed in from Joshua Christ (Ephrata, PA), making the Lions only one goal away from tying the game. With less than three minutes left on the clock, Francis netted the game-tying goal for the Lions, putting them into a 10-minute overtime.

One minute and 46 seconds into sudden-victory overtime, Francis nets a hat-trick header, ending the game with a win for Penn State Harrisburg with a final score of 4-3.

Morrisville State had a total of 17 shots throughout the game along with three corner kicks. Morrisville’s Greg Igglesden (Norwich, NY) tallied a total of 15 saves for the Mustangs, while Penn State’s Charlie Hyson (Bel Air, MD) totaled three.

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.