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Morrisville State men end season with heartbreaking 1-0 double overtime loss to Wells

AURORA, N.Y. – Tenth seed Morrisville State College men’s soccer team concluded the 2009 season campaign Tuesday afternoon, suffering a heartbreaking 1-0 double overtime loss to seventh seed Wells College in the first round of North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Tournament action.

Morrisville State held a 21-11 advantage in shots at the end of regulation but couldn’t convert as the game was forced into the overtime period.

In the first overtime, Morrisville State keeper Joe Bunzey (Afton, NY) made two critical saves to keep Wells off the scoreboard, as the contest reached a second sudden victory period.

In the 101st minute, Morrisville State was whistled for a costly foul in the box, awarding Wells a penalty kick on which Alioune Sene put past Bunzey for the win.

Bunzey recorded six saves on the afternoon as the Mustangs conclude the season with a 3-14-1 overall record.

Mike Birklin saved seven for the Express, as Wells advances to play second seed SUNY IT on Thursday.

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.