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Morrisville State men roll to win over Abington, remain perfect in conference action

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse team remained perfect Sunday afternoon, topping North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opponent Penn State Abington 23-3 on Drake Field in Morrisville.

The win puts Morrisville State at a program best 9-2 overall record, as the Mustangs remain undefeated in conference action at 5-0. Abington drops to 0-12 overall and 0-6 in NEAC play with the loss.

Morrisville State led 8-1 at the half before firing 11 into the back of the net in the third quarter and adding four additional scores in the final stance for the 23-3 victory.

Tim Bobbett (Cazenovia, NY) led Morrisville State with six goals and two assists while teammate Nick Christopoulos (Franklin Lakes, NJ) netted five. Thomas Owens (Cazenovia, NY) added four goals and an assist as Devin Maxwell (Culver City, CA) netted three.

Eric Stein (Oswego, NY) posed two goals and an assist while winning 13-of-15 face-offs and picking up a team high 12 ground balls.

Morrisville State keeper Michael Hinchey (Kingston, NY) recorded the win in net, stopping seven in 39:53 of play before being relieved by Brian Finnegan (Austin, TX) for the remainder 20:07. Finnegan allowed no goals and made five saves.

John Barrett (Furlong, PA) scored twice for the Nittany Lions and added a team high nine ground balls, as teammate Brian Schwitters (Philadelphia, PA) added the final score in Abington’s efforts.

Ron Rossi (Levittown, PA) recorded 12 saves and the loss in net for the Lions.

Morrisville State returns to the field Wednesday, hosting Mount Saint Mary College at 4 p.m. on Drake Field.

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.