HOUGHTON, N.Y. – The Oswego State field hockey team (1-7) was unable to rally from a 2-0 deficit against non-conference Houghton (5-1), as the Lakers fell 2-1 on Wednesday.
It was a back-and-forth first half between the two teams until 56 seconds before the break when sophomore Tatum McLeod gave the Highlanders a late 1-0 lead.
McLeod moved to the left post and redirected a hard shot by Ashley Engle putting the Highlanders on the board going into intermission.
The Lakers came out with something to prove in the second half having lost to Houghton, 4-1, just a week earlier. After Colleen Sullivan put the Highlanders up 2-0 at in the 51st minute, Taylor Stein (Sr., Endwell, N.Y.) looked to spark her team when she tallied her second marker of the year on a great pass from Michelle Ruskey (Sr., Deerfield, N.Y.). However it was not enough as the Lakers dropped their fourth straight game.
Grace Lombardi (Fr., Ossining, N.Y.) made five saves in the loss, while Hillery Duman posted two saves.
Oswego State looks to end its losing streak at home next Wednesday against Wells at 4 p.m.