OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State women’s soccer team tallied three goals in the final 21 minutes of the second half and scored the game’s final four goals to rally past D’Youville College, 4-1, on Friday afternoon at Laker Field.
Forward Shelly Bateman (Jr., Fulton, N.Y.) registered two goals and an assist for a game-high five points and forward Kassie Kleine (Jr., Cazenovia, N.Y.) and midfielder Carly Olds (Jr., Andover, N.Y.) each added a goal of their own for Oswego State.
Trailing 1-0 late in the first half, Bateman recorded her second goal of the season on a corner kick taken by midfielder Britt Williams (Sr., Massapequa, N.Y.) at 29:45 to even the score at one. Williams served the ball into the box where Bateman was able to put a foot on it in front of the net and slip it by D’Youville goalkeeper Sargent Shelby on the far side post.
Bateman had two scoring opportunities before halftime following her first goal, but missed both chances by just inches. Her first shot hit the crossbar, while the second shot deflected off the near side post.
Tied at one, the Lakers made a goalie change at the beginning of the second half. Emily Varonier (Jr., Miller Place, N.Y.) replaced Steph Hotaling (Fr., Fulton, N.Y.), who made her first start in net this season. Hotaling finished with one save on two shots faced. Varonier finished with two saves to earn the win in net for the Lakers.
D’Youville’s best scoring opportunity in the second half came at the 68:07 mark when Hartnett Kayla’s shot went off the post toward Preston Anna, who fired a shot on goal that was saved by Varonier. Anna’s shot was D’Youville’s last for the game.
The Lakers broke the game open with three goals in a 13 minute stretch. Kleine scored her third goal of the season with a shot from inside the box that beat Shelby on the far side post. Ten minutes later Olds recorded her first goal as a Laker with a goal from roughly the same area where Kleine had netted her goal. Bateman capped off the game with an unassisted goal at 82:22. Bateman took possession of the ball near midfield and dribbled past a number of D’Youville defenders before manuevering by the goalkeeper, who had come out of the net to challenge the ball.
Oswego State controlled the game registering 34 shots and 16 shots on goal compared to five shots and four shots on goal for the Spartans.
D’Youville’s Danielle Gehen scored the team’s only goal early in the first half. The win moves the Lakers to 3-1-0, while dropping the Spartans to 1-2-0.
The Lakers will host Utica College on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 12 p.m. at Laker Field.