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Morrisville State men's laxers stun Alfred, post 9-8 overtime victory

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Junior midfielder Eric Stein (Oswego, NY) netted the game winner 2:14 into the sudden victory overtime period to lift the Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse team to the 9-8 win over visiting Alfred University Wednesday afternoon in Morrisville.

Morrisville State improves to 2-0 overall while Alfred drops to 2-2.

The Mustangs trailed 8-5 with just over five minutes to go in the fourth quarter before stunning the Saxons with three straight scores to force the overtime period.

Freshman Thomas Owens (Cazenovia, NY) started the Mustang’s rally with an unassisted goal at 5:26, cutting the Alfred lead to two, before Stein found Dean Priest (Hinesburg, VT) with 2:37 remaining to make it a one goal game. Just 20 seconds later, Owens rolled the crease for the game tying score, forcing the overtime period.

In overtime, Rob Schieferstein (Locust Valley, NY) forced an Alfred turnover and found Stein breaking down the field open, who fired the ball past Saxon keeper Tim Doyle (Macedon, NY) for the win.

Seven tallied goals for Morrisville State in the victory, led by Owens with three goals and an assist. Stein, Tim Bobbett (Cazenovia, NY), and Nick Christopoulos (Franklin Lakes, NJ) each netted a goal and assisted another, while teammates Tom Moore (Rush, NY), Adam Lewis (Painted Post, NY) and Priest rounded out Mustang scoring with one each.

Andrew Stein (Oswego, NY) posted a game high seven ground balls with Tom Longland (Dunnville, ON) adding five.

Michael Hinchey (Kingston, NY) recorded the win in net for Morrisville State, stopping 14.

Matt Zon (Tonawanda, NY) led the Saxons with two goals and won 6–of-8 face-offs while David Malave (Shoreham, NY) added a goal and assist in the Alfred efforts. Five additional Saxons netted a goal each.

Doyle made 10 stops in net for Alfred.

Morrisville State (2-0) returns to the field Saturday, traveling to Bard College for a 5 p.m. face-off at Dietz Stadium.

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.