Mustang Men’s Soccer, Cross Country Post Scores

Harrisburg men roll to 4-0 victory over Morrisville State

By Brandy Thurston, Director of Sports Information

(Morrisville, NY – Oct. 15, 2011) Visiting Penn State Harrisburg Nittany Lions cruised to a 4-0 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) victory over host Morrisville State College men’s soccer Saturday afternoon in Morrisville.

Harrisburg improves to 8-2 overall, and remains in second place in the conference with a 5-1 record, while the Mustangs drop to 2-7-3 overall, 2-3-2 in conference play.

Brendan Garner (Harrisburg, PA) put the Nittany Lions on the board just seven minutes in, heading the cross from Ian Lake (Mechanicsburg, PA) past Morrisville State keeper Shane Sullivan (Sherrill, NY) for the score.

Nearly 10 minutes later, James Bowers (Harrisburg, PA) extended the lead to two, collecting a rebound off Sullivan for the second Harrisburg tally.

Andrew Mettel and Nana Nyanteki (Howell, NJ) each recorded an unassisted score in the second half in the win.

Josh Wolff (Christiana, PA) recorded the win in net for the Nittany Lions, saving eight in 69 minutes of play, while teammate Charles Hyson (Bel Air, MD) tallied two saves in the final 21 minutes.

Sullivan recorded the loss for the Mustangs, making 10 stops.

Morrisville State returns to the field tomorrow, hosting conference foe Gallaudet University at noon on Drake Field for the “Mustangs Against Cancer” campaign, while Harrisburg is on the road at Cazenovia for a noon start.


Morrisville State men 4th at CCOC Championships

By Brandy Thurston, Director of Sports Information

(Morrisville, NY – Oct. 15, 2011) Junior Austin Townsley (Horseheads, NY) completed the 8K race in 28:12.97 to lead the Morrisville State College men’s cross country team to an overall 4th place team finish at the CCOC Championships held at Saranac Lake State Park Saturday afternoon in Geneva.

Clarkson won the invitational with 32 team points, followed by Hartwick with 64. SUNY IT edged Morrisville State for third with 110 points, as the Mustangs tallied 115 for fourth place.

Townsley finished 8th overall out of 141 runners and was followed closely by teammate Greg Johnsmeyer (West Hurley, NY) in 14thposition with a time of 29:03.74.

Dakota Nelson (Smyrna, NY) crossed the line in 28th position, with a time of 29:56.83, followed by Ben Sargrad (Manlius, NY) seconds later (30:03.23) in 30th place.

Malcolm Legloahec (Brunswick, ME) rounded out Mustang scoring with a time of 31:58.66, crossing the finish line in 60th position.

Morrisville State returns to the courses next Saturday, on the road at the RPI Invitational.



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