The Oswego State men’s soccer team needed two overtimes before Felipe Cavalcanti’s (Jr., Valatie, N.Y.) goal in the 108th minute lifted the Lakers over Plattsburgh 2-1 on Friday.
The Cardinals dominated the statistical categories owning a 16-3 advantage in shots, and taking nine corner kicks compared to none for Oswego State, but the Lakers prevailed as they improved to 2-6-0 on the season and 1-1-0 in the SUNY Athletic Conference. Plattsburgh moved to 7-2-1 overall and 2-1-0 in league competition.
Cavalcanti got the scoring started for both squads at the 12:36 when German Collazo (Jr., Freeport, N.Y.) found him for the only Oswego State shot in the first half. The Laker defense kept the Cardinals at bay, as Oswego State went into intermission with a 1-0 lead.
Plattsburgh came out strong in the second half, which resulted in a goal headed in by Matt Hamilton in the 70th minute of play, tying the contest at 1-1. The Cardinals put two shots on goal before the end of regulation, but Laker goalkeeper Matt Wopperer (Jr., Manilus, N.Y.) made key stops to send the game into overtime.
Neither team managed a shot on goal in the first overtime, however, Wopperer came up with two more pivotal saves early in the second. In the 108th minute of competition, Cavalcanti gave Oswego State the win with his second goal of the game and third of the season.
Wopperer finished the game with six saves, including five after the first half, to improve to 2-6-0 on the season, while Andy Heighington recorded one save for Plattsburgh.
The Lakers face the Potsdam Bears on Saturday at 1 p.m.