Freshman Michelle Bateman (Fulton, N.Y.) extended her goal-scoring streak to three games as she recorded two first half goals to lift the Oswego State women’s soccer team over visiting SUNYIT 2-1 on Saturday. The Lakers outshot the Wildcats by a 21-6 margin, but few landed on target as SUNYIT goalkeeper Halie Tyler made six saves. Christina Fergosi (Fr., Massapequa, N.Y.) posted three saves for Oswego, as it remained undefeated at 3-0.
Bateman put the Lakers on the scoreboard early with 2:04 elapsed in the first half as she tallied her fifth goal of the season after receiving a pass from Lindsey Forte (So., Marietta, N.Y.). Kassie Kleine (Fr., Cazenovia, N.Y.) fed Bateman for her second goal of the contest midway through the half at 23:50, as Oswego went into halftime with a 2-0 edge.
SUNYIT cut the deficit in half in the early stages of the second half when Jane Burroughs scored at the 56:42 mark on a free kick. However, that was as close as the Wildcats would get as Laker head coach Brian McGraneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s group controlled ball possession.
Oswego State will put its unbeaten streak on the line against 2008 NCAA qualifier Hamilton University next Saturday at 1 p.m. in Oswego.