Laker women’s soccer team blanks Potsdam

POTSDAM, N.Y. – Nikki Liadka (Jr., Liverpool, N.Y.) scored two goals to help the Oswego State women’s soccer team (4-4-0, 1-2-0 SUNYAC) record its first league win of the season after posting a 3-0 decision over Potsdam (2-7-0, 0-2-0 SUNYAC).

The Bears held possession early, taking three shots in a span of three minutes. Bailey Waterbury (Fr., Plattsburgh, N.Y.) changed the tone of the game when her shot was blocked in the ninth minute. After the play, the Lakers took control of the ball, taking two shots before Liadka scored 20 minutes into the half with an assist going to Kassie Kleine (Sr., Cazenovia, N.Y.).

In the second half, Oswego State became more aggressive and took more shots. In the 68th minute, one of those shots paid off as Liadka scored her second goal with an assist from Shelly Bateman (Sr., Fulton, N.Y.).  Oswego State sealed the victory with four minutes remaining when Kleine added a breakaway goal on a pass from Waterbury. Alyssa Glasshagel (Fr., Coram, N.Y.) came in the game with less than three minutes remaining to replace Emily Varonier (Sr., Miller Place, N.Y.) in goal

Varonier stopped five shots to pick up the win, while Jaime Durant turned away four in the loss.

After recording four points on Friday, Liadka moved into sixth place on the Laker career scoring list with 70 career points, surpassing Kathryn Stead, who registered 68 points from 1999-02.

Oswego State squares off against Plattsburgh at 1 p.m. Saturday.