Morrisville State men down RIT on early score

Morrisville State men down RIT on early score

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Senior striker Joe Sheehan (Liverpool, N.Y.) buried the first shot of the day for visiting Morrisville State College, and it proved to be the game winner as the Mustangs downed host RIT by a 1-0 final on the second day of action in the Doug May Soccer Classic hosted by RIT.

The win lifts Morrisville State to 1-1 on the season, as they return to the field Saturday for the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opener against SUNY Polytechnic.

The Mustangs goal came at the 1:36 mark as Ryan Houghtalen (Syracuse, N.Y.) collected the ball on a scramble in front of net to the open foot of Sheehan who fired the ball into the far right corner for the early 1-0 lead.

RIT had plenty of chances down the stretch to even the score, but Morrisville State freshman keeper Mick Keilan (Berlin, N.Y.) turned away three to keep the Tigers scoreless, while posting his first collegiate shut out victory.

Morrisville State held the 11-8 advantage in shots, and had five corner kicks on the afternoon.

Peter Cinibulk recorded three stops in the loss for RIT.

Morrisville State will begin the road to defending their conference title Saturday, as they kick off against SUNY Poly at 3 p.m.

Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit