MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State connected with the back of the net twice in the second half, despite a late goal for the Nittany Lions with 7:10 left to go in the game, to earn a 2-1 win over visiting Penn St.-Berks on Saturday afternoon. Freshman midfielder, Puan Aung (Utica, NY) recorded his first collegiate goal to secure the win for the Mustangs.
- Final Score: Morrisville 2, Penn St.-Berks 1
- Location: Drake Field – Morrisville, NY
- Records: Morrisville (6-4-1), (5-1-0) NEAC, Penn St.-Berks (4-7-1), (2-5-0) NEAC
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- The Mustangs had several chances to get on the scoreboard early in the first half; freshman forward, Toyi Hakizmana (Rochester, NY) ripped a shot, wide left of the goal with 25:40 remaining in the first half. Less than a minute later, Hakizmana had a 1-on-1 opportunity in the box, but was denied by Nittany Lion's goalkeeper, Trent Johnson. Both teams went into halftime deadlocked at 0-0.
- Junior forward, Kossi Philippe Nodjo (New York City, NY) gave the Mustangs the 1-0 lead with 39:32 left in the second half. Sophomore defender, Moe Win (Utica, NY) flew up the right side of the field, passing several Berks defenders and crossing the ball to Nodjo, netting the first goal of the game.
- Aung gave Morrisville State the eventual game-winning goal with 14:03 left in the contest, netting his first goal of the season off of a feed from Hakizmana to give the Mustangs a 2-0 lead.
- Berk's midfielder, Josh Rios netted the lone goal for the Nittany Lions in the 83' of the game.
- Sophomore goalkeeper, Cody Welkley recorded his third win of the season, recording 3 saves in 90' of play for Morrisville State.
The Mustangs return to action next Saturday when they travel to Williamsport, P.A. for a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) contest against Penn College of Technology at 3:00pm.
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 www.morrisville.edu.