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Morrisville State men's lacrosse opens 2010 season with 9-5 win over Marywood

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Michael Hinchey (Kingston, NY) made 14 saves and Tim Bobbett (Cazenovia, NY) scored three times and assisted another to lead the Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse team to a season opening 9-5 victory over visiting Marywood University Wednesday afternoon in Morrisville.

Marywood drops to 3-1 overall with the loss.

The Pacers opened the contest with the only two goals of the first quarter, the first tally an unassisted score from Gregory Nester at 13:02 before Dustin Sturdevant added a second at 12:38 off a Jamie Beagan assist.

Tom Moore (Rush, NY) put the Mustangs on the scoreboard with 11:29 to go in the second quarter, scoring the man advantage goal off an assist from Bobbett, before teammate Andrew Stein (Oswego, NY) evened the contest for the Mustangs, netting the score off a goalkeeper deflection with 6:47 remaining.

With 24 seconds remaining on the clock in the half, Stein found Bobbett for the third Mustang score, as Morrisville State took the 3-2 lead into the break.

With Morrisville State holding a 5-3 lead heading into the final quarter, the Mustangs notched four additional scores, while Hinchey turned away four to secure the win.

Stein gave Morrisville the 6-3 lead and Devon Maxwell (Culver City, CA) extended it to four with just over seven minutes remaining, before Bobbett added two additional goals on the day.

William Roerden led Marywood with two goals and an assist with Nicholas Parks adding a goal and assist to the Pacers efforts.

Pacer goalkeeper, Jesse Habich had 10 saves in the loss.

Stein and Maxwell each scored twice and assisted another, while teammates Eric Stein (Oswego, NY) and Moore each added a goal. Thomas Owens (Cazenovia, NY) tallied two assists on the afternoon.

Morrisville State (1-0) returns to the field Wednesday, March 17, hosting Alfred University at 4 p.m. on Drake Field on the Morrisville State campus.

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.