OSWEGO, N.Y. – Brendan Beisner picked a good time to record his first collegiate goal as it proved to be the game-winner for the Oswego State men’s soccer team in a 1-0 victory over Morrisville Saturday afternoon in Oswego. The Lakers controlled play throughout most of the physical contest as they outshot the opposition 18-3, but were unable to put most of those shots on goal until Beisner found the back of the net in the 52nd minute. With the victory, Oswego State improved to 2-5-1, while the Mustangs moved to 4-4.
Head coach Bob Friske’s squad established the tempo from the first whistle and carried that intensity throughout the first half, culminating in 10 shots compared to just one for Morrisville. However, Mustang goalkeeper Shane Sullivan stopped each of the three shots that landed on net to preserve a scoreless tie at halftime.
The scoreboard remained empty until the 52nd minute when Andrew McBride’s blast from the top of the penalty box was deflected wide of the net by Sullivan resulting in an Oswego State corner kick. Senior captain Tony Greene took the kick from left to right into the box where Beisner was waiting. His shot got through the defense, past a diving Sullivan, and into the lower left corner of the net.
Morrisville applied some pressure midway through the second half, but the Laker defense withstood the test as P.J. Goodwin recorded his first shutout of the season. Goodwin finished the day with three saves to move to 1-1-0. The Mustangs’ Shane Sullivan compiled three saves in the losing effort.
Oswego State continues to play at home next weekend as it faces conference foes Plattsburgh and Potsdam on Friday and Saturday, respectively.