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Morrisville State men's laxers upset Brockport, 8-7 in 2OT

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College senior attackman, Tim Bobbett (Cazenovia, NY) netted the game winner just nine seconds into the second overtime period, as the Mustangs upset visiting SUNY Brockport 8-7 Wednesday afternoon in Morrisville.

Morrisville State improves to 6-2 overall, while Brockport drops to 6-3.

The Mustangs were the first to find the back of the net, striking with 6:46 remaining in the first quarter on a pass from Eric Stein (Oswego, NY) to Bobbett. Within 23 seconds, Bobbett added another off a pass from Thomas Owens (Cazenovia, NY) to give Morrisville the two goal advantage.

Adam Lewis (Painted Post, NY) and Nick Christopoulos (Franklin Lakes, NJ) each added one to give Morrisville the 4-0 lead heading into the second quarter.

Brockport put their first up on the board with 6:14 remaining, with Nate Thomas striking on a man-up opportunity, and Jesse Elliott following with his first of the day with 4:32 to go, to cut the lead to two at the half.

In the third, Bobbett gave Morrisville the 5-2 advantage with 11:49 remaining before Brockport rallied for four straight scores to take their first lead of the game, 6-5.

Elliott added his second of the afternoon 46 seconds into the fourth to give the Golden Eagles the 7-5 lead, before Bobbett responded for the Mustangs at the eight minute mark to cut the lead to one.

With 34 seconds remaining, Bobbett found Lewis in front of net for the game tying goal, shifting the momentum of the contest to Morrisville, as both teams headed into the overtime period notched at seven.

After a scoreless first overtime, Stein won a critical face-off for the Mustangs in the beginning of the second sudden victory period, picked up the ball and found Bobbett rolling right who fired the ball past the Brockport keeper for the victory.

Bobbett led Morrisville State with five goals and an assist on the afternoon while Lewis added two scores. Stein had a team high three assists, winning five face-offs and picking up a team high six ground balls. Defensively, Tom Moore (Rush, NY) and Jonathan Fried (Jordan, NY) combined for nine caused turnovers and 12 ground balls.

Michael Hinchey (Kingston, NY) recorded a season high 17 saves in between the pipes for the Mustangs, including eight in the second quarter, as Brockport out shot Morrisville 45-31.

Elliott led the Golden Eagles with two goals, while Matt Andon-McLane netted one and assisted another. Andy Hilton, Andrew Savage, Nate Thomas, and Justin Tierney rounded out Brockport scoring with one each.

Kyle Crosley recorded the loss in net, saving seven for Brockport.

Morrisville State returns to the field Sunday, hosting conference rival SUNY Cobleskill at 1 p.m. on Drake Field in Morrisville.

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.