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Morrisville State women's laxers end season with loss to Alfred

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse team ended their 2010 season Wednesday night with a 21-7 loss to visiting Alfred University in Morrisville.

Alfred jumped out to a 10-0 lead before Morrisville’s Jamie Anderson (Harpursville, NY) put on the board for the Mustangs. The Saxons added five additional scores before the end of the half for the commanding 15-1 lead at the break.

In the second half, Anderson quickly put a second into the back of the net in an attempt to spark a comeback, but Alfred responded with three straight scores to maintain the significant lead.

Carmen Velazquez (Syracuse, NY) added a score midway through the half, and in the final two minutes the Mustangs added four straight, for the 21-7 final.

Abby Schaffnit netted six goals and assisted another as teammate Michelle Adams tallied five scores to lead the Saxons. Emily Tobin had six assists in the win.

Kate Baughman made eight stops in net for Alfred, who improved to 7-8 overall.

Anderson led Morrisville State with three goals and Velazquez netted two and assisted another as teammates Hillary Hartnett (Fairport, NY) and Amanda Walter (McClure, PA) rounded out Mustang scoring with one a piece.

Allison Strub (Clifton Springs, NY) saved nine in the loss for the Mustangs, who conclude their 2010 season with a 5-10 overall record.

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.