Comeback Falls Short In 3-2 Oswego State Field Hockey Loss To Morrisville

OSWEGO, N.Y. – Jackie Cook recorded two goals to help the Oswego State field hockey team erase a two-goal deficit, but Sybil Stanton scored with less than a minute to play as Morrisville handed the Lakers a 3-2 loss Saturday in Oswego. The Mustangs’ Jamie Anderson and Lauren Bordonaro each registered a goal and an assist as Morrisville moved to 7-7 overall and 2-4 in the league. Oswego State dropped to 4-7 in the season and 1-3 in the SUNYAC standings.

Scoring started early as Jamie Anderson ripped a shot for the top of the arc after Lauren Bordonaro fed her a pass directly off of a penalty corner 3:41 into the contest. The connection hooked up again minutes later on a similar play, but this time Bordonaro deflected Anderson’s shot past Laker goalkeeper Jamie Scharfe in the 10th minute to give the Mustangs a 2-0 lead.

After the shaky start, Oswego State settled into the game and began to apply pressure in its offensive zone, resulting in 11 first-half penalty corners. One of those penalty corners late in the frame led to Jackie Cook’s first goal of the game as she managed to get her shot through traffic past Morrisville goalie Kelsey Pellegrino 1:34 before halftime to cut the deficit in half.

The Lakers continued to control play as they had at the end of the first half, threatening to tie the game on numerous occassions. However, it was not until the 67th minute that Oswego State leveled the match as Jordan McGuire’s pass from the right side got through traffic to Cook, who took advantage of the opportunity.

It appeared as if the game would be headed into extra frames until a long scramble in front of Scharfe lead to the game-winning goal by Stanton. The Lakers had one final penalty corner in the waning moments of the game, but Morrisville was able to clear the ball to preserve the win.

Scharfe ended the day with two saves, while Pellegrino recorded seven stops.

Prior to the start of the game, Oswego State recognized its seven seniors, Sara Budde, Amy Carey, Keiley Cirillo, Kaitlin Knickerbocker, Laina Maines, Brittany Roetzer, and Jamie Scharfe, for their contributions to the program. The Lakers will now spend the remainder of the season on the road starting with a pivotal conference match-up against Oneonta Friday at 4 p.m.