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Morrisville State men's lacrosse claims 2010 NEAC Championship Crown

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse team capped off a program best season with a 14-11 victory over second seed Medaille College (8-7) to claim the 2010 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championship crown Sunday afternoon in Morrisville.

Morrisville State has posted 13 wins this season and just three losses en route to their first conference championship title in the history of the program.

The Mavericks took command early, with Joe Glieco (Williamsville, NY) posting an unassisted score just 34 seconds in. Morrisville State’s Tim Bobbett (Cazenovia, NY) responded nearly two minutes later off a fast break pass from Tom Moore (Rush, NY) to even it at one.

Within seconds, Eric Stein (Oswego, NY) put the Mustangs ahead by one, netting the goal off a pass from Thomas Owens (Cazenovia, NY). Medaille posted two straight to reclaim the lead, but Morrisville State’s Devin Maxwell (Culver City, CA) netted one to even it at three and Nick Christopoulos (Franklin Lakes, NJ) scored another to give the Mustangs the 4-3 advantage after the first quarter.

In the second, Owens and Bobbett each put one in the net to extend the Mustang lead two three, before Morrisville and Medaille each traded goals for the remainder of the quarter for an 8-5 Morrisville lead at the half.

Matt Dunkle (Hamburg, NY) quickly started the Medaille rally early in the third netting an unassisted score just 19 seconds in to bring the Mavericks within two, but three goals by the Mustangs gave Morrisville the five goal advantage with just over four to play in the quarter.

Medaille responded with two scores in less than two minutes to cut into the Mustangs lead, but Christopoulos added his second of the day with just 40 seconds remaining in the third, sending the game into the final quarter with Morrisville leading 12-8.

With the Mustangs leading by six, Medaille attempted a late quarter rally, netting three in the final three minutes, but fell short of time as Morrisville State claimed the 14-11 victory.

Glieco and Dunkle each netted three goals to lead Medaille in the loss, with teammates Joe Kozvoski (Ajax, ON) and Tyler Strassburg (West Seneca, NY) each adding two and assisting another. Kevin Bozella (Baltimore, MD) rounded out Maverick scoring with one.

Jordan Ellis (Orchard Park, NY) recorded the loss in net, saving 12 for the Mavericks.

Morrisville State’s Bobbett netted four to lead the Mustangs, with teammates Stein and Christopoulos each adding three. Owens posted two goals and two assists, while Maxwell scored twice and assisted another. Moore had a game high four assists and 10 ground balls. Tom Longland (Dunnville, ON) and Dean Priest (Hinesburg, VT) each had an assist for Morrisville.

Michael Hinchey (Kingston, NY) recorded the win in net, saving a season high 23, earning tournament Most Valuable Player honors.

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.