Morrisville State's Season Comes to a Close in NCAA First Round; Fall to Ithaca 3-0

Morrisville State fell to Ithaca in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament
Morrisville State fell to Ithaca in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament

POTSDAM, N.Y. – The Mustangs saw their 2019 campaign come to a close on Friday afternoon with a 3-0 loss against the Ithaca College Bombers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
 
THE BASICS

  • Final Score: Ithaca 3, Morrisville 0
  • Location: Potsdam, N.Y. – Alumni Gymnasium at Clarkson University
  • Records: Ithaca (19-10), Morrisville (23-8)

 
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Morrisville jumped out into an early 6-3 lead in the first set, forcing the Bombers into a time out.
  • The Mustangs' lead was short-lived as Ithaca rallied to take a 14-10 lead to force Morrisville into their first timeout of the set.
  • Despite the Ithaca advantage, the Mustangs chipped away, but it was too little too late as they fell 25-19 in the first set.
  • Amelia Baratier (Liverpool, N.Y.) rallied the Mustangs to a 3-0 lead early in the second set.  However, the Bombers were able to battle back and flip the advantage to their favor.
  • Down 12-7, serving from Sam Wolf (Liverpool, N.Y.) and Siobhan Moore (Leyden, Mass.) sparked a Morrisville run to knot the score up with the Bombers 18 all.
  • Even though the Bombers rattled off 3 straight points after that, the battle continued as the two teams traded points with Baratier serving the Mustangs to within one at 24-23.
  • Unfortunately for the Mustangs, the power of Ithaca's Reagan Stone proved to be too much as the Bombers closed out the second set 25-23.
  • Heads upsetting by the Bomber's Caitlyn Floyd and the dominance of Stone propelled Ithaca to a swift 25-10 third set win to complete the sweep of the Mustangs.
  • The Bombers defense held the Mustangs offensive attack in check as the Ithaca front line combined for 10 blocks and held all Morrisville hitters to single digits.
  • Baratier led the way for Morrisville with seven kills, while Megyan Merrill (Millport, N.Y.) and Brianna Gates(Eagle, Colo.) each added five.

 
SUNY Morrisville'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 2019 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2019 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about SUNY Morrisville, visit www.morrisville.edu.