Header Goal Not Enough For Oswego Men’s Soccer

BUFFALO – For the second time this weekend, the Oswego State men’s soccer team had a first-half goal spoiled with a 2-1 loss to Buffalo State. The Lakers tied the game late in the first half, but the Bengals scored the game winner with 20 minutes left on their home field Saturday.

Buffalo State (6-4-2, 1-4-0 SUNYAC) peppered six shots on goal in the first half and took a 1-0 lead in the 28th minute on an unassisted shot by Tony Schiappa.

The Lakers (5-7-1, 0-5-1) responded less than 10 minutes later when Mike Nabb (So., Ontario, N.Y.) headed in a long pass from Eric Widanka (Fr., Henrietta, N.Y.) to tie the game at one.

Oswego State was busy offensively in the second half with five shots on goal. However, the Bengals, who had three shots on goal in the second half, would use a long through pass to score with 20 minutes remaining for the SUNYAC victory.

The Bengals had 11 corner kicks in the game compared to four for the Lakers. P.J. Goodwin (Jr., Baldwinsville, N.Y.) made seven saves in the loss.

The loss ended a five-game road trip for Oswego State. The Lakers will host Geneseo on Friday at 4 p.m. and Brockport on Saturday at 1 p.m. for Senior Day.