Oswego State men’s soccer team blanked at home

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego State men’s soccer team took a 3-0 loss to visiting Hamilton College on Wednesday afternoon at Laker Soccer Field.

With the loss, the Lakers’ record falls to 1-2 on the year while the Continentals move to 1-0.

Both of Hamilton’s first half goals came on broken plays in front of the net. At 6:27, Alec Talsania sent a ball into the box which was initially blocked by the Oswego defense and goalkeeper Todd Lawson. After a brief scrum, Giffin Abbott settled the ball and found the back of the net to put the Continentals up 1-0 early.

Later in the period, Talsania was the beneficiary of a defended header by teammate Bayard Geeslin. The Lakers tried to clear the header but was unable to gain possession as Talsania was able to gain control and beat Lawson, who deflected the ball towards the post, barely clearing the goal line.

For the remainder of the first half, Oswego put pressure on Hamilton and continued that play for the opening portion of the second stanza but was unable to capitalize on a few opportunities. The Continentals added an insurance goal in the 68th minutes as the Lakers were whistled for a foul inside the box. Dan Krayank took a penalty kick and was successful, making the score 3-0.

Lawson had a solid outing in net for Oswego, stopping eight shots between the pipes.

The Lakers will return to the pitch at 1 p.m. on Saturday as it travels to Rochester for a nonconference battle with Nazareth College.