Morrisville College Women’s Soccer, Cross Country Teams Post Scores

Francis leads Harrisburg women to 5-1 NEAC win over Morrisville

By Brandy Thurston, Director of Sports Information

(Morrisville, NY – Oct. 15, 2011) Freshman forward Nikki Francis (Pottstown, PA) scored twice, including the game winner, to lead the visiting Penn State Harrisburg women’s soccer team to a 5-1 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) victory over host Morrisville State College Saturday afternoon in Morrisville.

Morrisville State drops to 2-9-1 overall, 1-7-1 in conference play, while the Nittany Lions improve to 6-3 overall, 5-2 in NEAC action.

Jessie Manion (North Wales, PA) put the Nittany Lions on the board first, connecting on a centering pass from Sarah Magnuson  (Bangor, PA) 11:10 into the contest. Just over four minutes later, Francis headed the corner kick from Lindsay Haldeman (Grantville, PA) into the net, giving Harrisburg the two goal advantage.

Late in the first half, Kara Hoy (Camp Hill, PA) was left alone in the center of the box, where she fired one past Morrisville State keeper, Jennifer Zidzik (Yardley, PA) for the 3-0 lead at the break.

Morrisville State’s Erin Rundle (Marathon, NY) attempted to spark the Mustangs offensive attack, netting an unassisted score 31 seconds into the second half, but Francis and Haldeman each posted a tally as Harrisburg claimed the conference win.

Zidzik tallied 10 saves in the loss for Morrisville State.

Janelle Hammond (New Cumberland, PA) had seven saves in net for Harrisburg.

Hunt leads Morrisville State women to season best finish at CCOC Championships

(Morrisville, NY – Oct. 15, 2011) Freshman Amanda Hunt (Laceyville, PA) finished 14th out of 126 runners to lead the Morrisville State College women’s cross country team to an 8th place overall finish at the CCOC Championships held at Saranac Lake State Park Saturday afternoon in Geneva.

William Smith won the invitational, compiling just 45 team points, while Clarkson took second with 54. Morrisville State tallied 240 to secure the eighth place team position.

Hunt completed the 5K race in 22:02.23 before teammate D’Ashley Landry (Lake Grove, NY) crossed the line second for the Mustangs, with an individual place finish of 56th in 24:18.68.

Victoria Lanquah (Bronx, NY) was 58th overall with a time of 24:31.57, while teammate Kristen Offringa (Napanoch, NY) crossed in 74thposition at 25:15.75. Brittany Ellis (Camillus, NY) rounded out team scoring with a time of 28:01.31, crossing the line in 95th.

Morrisville State returns to the courses October 22 at RPI.


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