ITHACA, N.Y. – The road woes continued for the Oswego State field hockey as it dropped its third consecutive decision at Ithaca College on Tuesday afternoon. The visitors outshot their opponents on the day, 25-9, but were unable to find the back of the net, falling by a score of 3-1. The Lakers moved to 2-6 on the season, while Ithaca advanced to 2-3.
Ithaca started the first half with a bang as it found the back of the net just five minutes into the game. Julia Conroy connected for her second goal on the season on a one timer from teammate Natalie Lynch. Oswego State responded to the early tally just two minutes later as Kelly Collins (Sr., Fairport, N.Y.) eventually netted her second goal of the year on a rebound after a flurry of shots by the Lakers to tie the game 1-1.
Oswego State dominated the first half of play as it outshot the Bombers by a count of 16-4, but only managed to put one goal behind Ithaca goaltender Kelly Singleton. Ithaca managed to score a late first-half goal and took the lead into the half by a score of 2-1. Katie Kennedy scored her second of the season off a rebound following a Bomber penalty corner.
Much like the first-half, Ithaca managed yet another early goal, scoring just eight minutes into the second frame. Lindsay Flanagan scored her 2nd goal of the year off a pass from Katie Kennedy to increase the Laker deficit by two. Oswego State continued its strong play in the second-half, outshooting the Bombers 9-5 and were awarded with 4 penalty corners, to the Bombers’ one.
The two-goal deficit proved to be too much for Oswego State to overcome as it was unable to put another goal by the Ithaca defense. Laker goalie Julie Janusz (2-6) recorded five saves on the day and Ithaca goaltender Kelly Singleton recorded 12 saves on the afternoon.
The Lakers continue their play away from home with a game at Houghton College on Saturday afternoon at 4:30pm.