Oswego State Men’s Soccer Prevails In 1-0 Decision Against Roberts Wesleyan

OSWEGO, N.Y. – A pair of freshman hooked up in the final three minutes to lead the Oswego State men’s soccer team to a 1-0 win over Roberts Wesleyan on Tuesday night at Laker Field.

Ryan Purdy (Fr., Stormville, N.Y.) tucked a shot inside the near post following a 30-yard pass from Zack Saccocio (Fr., Schenectady, N.Y.) for the lone goal of the game.

The goal continued a trend that now has the freshmen on the team accounting for 15 of the 25 points this season.

Not to be forgotten, P.J. Goodwin (Jr., Baldwinsville, N.Y.) posted his second straight shutout with three saves, including a one-on-one diving save midway through the second half.

“It should have been 1-0 them on that, there is no excuse to miss that except a great play,” said coach Bob Friske. “Good goalies make the saves they are suppose to, great goalies make exceptional ones.”

Both teams had three shots on goal in a game that was mostly played in the midfield, but the Lakers did have one goal waved off in the first half. Lucas Pettit (Sr., Scipio Center, N.Y.) took a shot that was saved, but the Lakers put the rebound in the net before the goal was waved off by an offisides call.

The Lakers (4-1) controlled the first half, outshooting the Raiders (2-4) 5-0 in the period and turned that domination into the 1-0 win.

Oswego State plays the third of fifth straight home games on Saturday when it hosts RIT (2-1-1) at 1 p.m. at Laker Field.