MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women's soccer team netted a 1-0 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) victory Sunday afternoon, topping the visiting Bryn Athyn College Lions on Drake Field in Morrisville.
The win lifts Morrisville State to 4-7-1 on the season overall, and a 4-6 conference record. Bryn Athyn drops to 5-7, 4-6 in NEAC play.
After playing to a back-and-forth scoreless battle in the opening half, Morrisville State broke through with under 37 minutes to go in the contest as sophomore Kelly Brennan (Sauquoit, N.Y.) split two defenders on the outside of the 6-meter box for the chip in just under the cross bar for the 1-0 host lead.
Morrisville State had a chance to extend the lead to two with under five minutes to play, but the point blank shot by Jillian Hughes (Brookfield, N.Y.) was turned away by Lion goalkeeper Allison Warren.
Warren finished with nine stops in the loss for the visitors, while Angela Marriott (Peekskill, N.Y.) picked up the shutout victory with a save. Morrisville State held the 19-6 advantage in shots across the contest.
Morrisville State returns to the field next weekend for a two-game road trip that has the Mustangs meeting the Gallaudet University Bison on Saturday and Wilson College on Sunday.
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 www.morrisville.edu.