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Morrisville State hockey upends 2009 National Champion Neumann University 3-2

ASTON, PA – Junior forward Dave Shultz (Trucksville, PA) scored twice to lead visiting Morrisville State College men’s hockey to a 3-2 win over 2009 NCAA National Champion Neumann University Friday night in Aston, PA.

Scoreless after one, Neumann’s Andrew Love netted the first goal of the night to give the Knights the one goal advantage 6:46 into the second. Minutes later, Matt Salmon (Orillia, ONT) and Tom Longland (Dunnville, ONT) found Shultz for the power play score to even the contest.

Within minutes, Shultz struck again, netting his second score of the night off a pass from Jon Cristini (Mississauga, ONT) and Joakim Cedin (Spanga, SWE) for the 2-1 lead. Nick Kulas (Parma, MI) added the third goal of the period for the Mustangs, netting a power play score off an assist from Rob Sgarbossa (Campbellville, ONT) and Longland, as Morrisville State took the 3-1 lead heading into the final period.

In the final stance, Neumann’s Marlon Gardner took advantage of a power play opportunity, and brought the Knights to within one, but Morrisville State’s goaltender Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) turned away 15 to secure the win for the Mustangs.

Relkoff tallied 32 saves in the win for the Mustangs who improve to 5-9 overall on the season.

Neumann’s Ross Mackinnon saved 19 in the loss, playing between the pipes for 58:40.

Morrisville State returns to the ice tomorrow afternoon against Neumann University, facing off at 4 p.m. in Aston, PA.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 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.