Lakers fall to Golden Eagles, finish weekend winless

The Oswego State Lakers women’s soccer lost to the Brockport Golden Eagles on Saturday, by a final score of 4-1.

The Lakers entered the game with a 2-3-3 record in conference play, but now fall below the .500 mark, while Brockport entered with a 1-3-1 record in SUNYAC play.

Oswego State controlled the game early, taking 14 shots in the first half, compared to Brockport State’s four, but the Golden Eagles broke the scoreless tie with a 38:05 minute goal by senior Cayli Carmona. Trailing by one goal at the start of the second half, the Lakers surrendered two more goals at the 52:24 and 56:37 mark, both to Golden Eagles sophomore Chelsea Stall. Stall’s two goals, and the one she would later score at the 89:51 mark, were all in one on one situations with Lakers keeper Alyssa Glasshagel.

The lone goal for the Lakers came just over the 83 minute mark, from freshman Alexa Restante. Restante’s second goal of the season was assisted by sophomore Katie Schultz.

“We’ve had a problem this year putting the ball in the back of the net, and I think today it just caught up with us” says Lakers assistant coach Tracy Blake.  “We had opportunities to score, and we weren’t putting them away. It’s tough when they have five shots on goal, and score four, while we have 13 on goal and only put in one”.

The Lakers now hold a three game losing streak, and have not scored more than one goal in a game since a 2-2 tie against Plattsburgh on October 4.

When asked if there was a possible explanation for the Lakers season long struggle to score, Blake was brief.

“No, there is not” Blake said.

The Lakers fought hard for the entirety of the game, owning possession for the majority of both halves, but Brockport State keeper Catherine Eliasson was nearly flawless, allowing one goal while making twelve saves.

Oswego State’s Alyssa Glasshagel, who has had a stellar year herself, struggled today. Glasshagel allowed four goals while saving one, though she was often protecting the goal off of Golden Eagle breakaway runs.

Oswego State now looks ahead to their final game of the season, Senior Day against the Cortland Red Dragons next Saturday, where Coach Blake expects them to compete.

“We’ve got a professional staff, we treat the girls as high level college players, and they will compete on the field next week. There is no doubt in my mind that we will give one-hundred percent, because that’s what we’ve given in every game” says Blake.

The Lakers will be celebrating five seniors next weekend, including three captains. Oswego State currently has nine points in the SUNYAC standings, and hold the number seven spot. SUNY Cortland, the Lakers opponent on Saturday, sits in first place in the conference.

The Lakers game against Cortland will be on Saturday at 1 PM, from the Laker soccer fields.