ROCHESTER, N.Y. – In the opening game of the Nazareth College tournament, the Oswego State field hockey fell in overtime to the host Nazareth College Golden Flyers. Pacing the Lakers on offense was Katie Mazuchowski (Sr., Tonawanda, N.Y.), who recorded a goal and an assist on the day, as well as recording five shots on the day.
Oswego State (1-3 overall) controlled the game in the early going. After recording several shots in the early minutes of the game, Jackie Cook (Sr., Webster, N.Y.) got the offense rolling in the fifth minute after converting on a penalty corner taken by Mazuchowski to give the Lakers a 1-0 lead.
Oswego State continued its strong play as less than ten minutes after the first goal, the Lakers struck again on a goal from Mazuchowski. The goal was assisted by Ashley Wyder (Fr., Akron, N.Y.). The second Laker goal sparked the Nazareth (1-2 overall) offense as it found a way to get past the Laker defense. However, the visitors managed to stave off the pressure and took the 2-0 lead into halftime.
The halftime break seemed to help the Golden Flyers as they managed to cut the lead in half in the 40th minute. Scoring for the home side was Lindsey Wagner on a pass from Nina Fargnoli. Nazareth continued its strong early play in the second half as they evened the score in the 56th minute after Kailee O’Hara converted on a pass from Tessa Knapp.
Oswego State controlled the rest of the play in regulation time as they outshot the Golden Flyers 9-1 after the second Nazareth goal. The Lakers were unable to find the back of the net, though, and the game was tied 2-2 at the end of regulation.
The strong Laker play continued into the overtime period as they outshot Nazareth 4-1 in the extra period. However, Nina Fargnoli scored the game-winning goal in the 77th minute on a pass from Tessa Knapp to end the game.
Oswego State outshot the host Golden Flyers 23-15 on the day and held the advantage in penalty corners 14-11. The Lakers move to 1-3 on the season and will face Brockport at Nazareth College in the consolation game of the tournament tomorrow at 11 a.m.