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Elmira nets revenge, hands Morrisville State 6-2 defeat

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Elmira rebounded from the tough loss suffered Friday night to hand host Morrisville State College hockey the 6-2 non-conference loss Saturday at the Morrisville State IcePlex.

Elmira exploded for two quick scores in the first period, the first just 1:05 into the contest, as John Clewlow fired the puck past Morrisville State’s keeper Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) for the score off a pass from Rick Acorn and Andrew Wilcox.

Minutes later, Acorn extended the Soaring Eagle lead to two, netting a power play score at 4:06 off an assist from Martin Lee and Greg Moore. Larry Willard added to the Elmira tallies midway through the period, netting the third Eagle score at 11:19.

In the second, Elmira extended the lead to 4-0, as Willard and Darcy Vaillencourt found Tyler Campbell for the score.

Morrisville State was finally able to get on the scoreboard 5:13 into the second with a score from Stephen Carnegie (Woodbridge, ONT) off an assist from Chris Cerbino (Highland, NY).

Elmira added two additional scores to the period, the first from Rusty Masters at 9:41 and the second from Mark Marikowa at 15:31.

Morrisville State was able to net a second score 13:53 into the third period, with Derek Matheson (Durham, ONT) recording the tally off a pass from Kyle Roberts (Whitesboro, NY) and Dave Shultz (Trucksville, PA).

Relkoff recorded the loss in net for the Mustangs, playing 40 minutes, while teammate Mike Will (Lewes, England) saved 12 in the final 20 minutes of play.

Casey Tuttle saved 14 in the win for the Soaring Eagles who improve to 2-2-0 overall.

Morrisville State (1-1-0) returns to the ice Friday, November 6 at SUNY Brockport.

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.