Morrisville State men battle back from early deficit to capture overtime win over Cobleskill  

Morrisville State men battle back from early deficit to capture overtime win over Cobleskill  


ONEONTA, N.Y. – Morrisville State men's soccer concluded the 2018 regular season Sunday afternoon with a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) road battle against SUNY Cobleskill held at the Oneonta campus, defeating the Fighting Tigers in thrilling fashion by a 2-1 overtime score.


  • Final Score: Morrisville State 2, Cobleskill 1 – overtime
  • Location: SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, N.Y.
  • Records: Morrisville State 9-8-1 (8-3 NEAC), Cobleskill 9-91 (6-4-1 NEAC)


  • Cobleskill took an early 1-0 lead off a defensive deflection within the box at the 24:33 mark and maintained that advantage for over 50 minutes.
  • In the 77th minute of play, Toyi Hakizimana (Rochester, N.Y.) launched the ball on a free kick from midfield into the box where sophomore captain Daniel Sparkowski (East Meadow, N.Y.) got a head on the ball and found the back of the net for the game tying score.
  • Both teams had a chance down the stretch to score the game winner, but came up empty to force the extra time.
  • Just 6:40 into the overtime period, Morrisville State was awarded a corner kick and Hakizimana placed the ball perfectly into the box where Kossi Nodjo (New York City, N.Y.) was able to clean up the scrum on the goal line for the game winner.
  • Cody Welkley (North Rose, N.Y.) posted the win in net, his sixth of the season, making eight stops.


  • Morrisville State awaits tournament seeding, as announced by the conference office this weekend.

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 & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit