FREDONIA, N.Y. – The Oswego State women’s soccer team battled back and forth at Fredonia, but came up short as the Blue Devils scored three minutes into overtime to capture a 4-3 victory on Saturday afternoon. After two consecutive one-goal losses, the Lakers dropped to 5-7-0 on the season and sit at 0-5-0 in the SUNYAC standings. Fredonia improves to 7-6-0 and 2-3-0 in conference play.
Fredonia got the scoring started early when Taylor Wingerden tallied her first of three goals on the day. Wingerden booted a direct kick past Laker goalkeeper Christina Fregosi after an Oswego State foul gave the Blue Devils a free kick just outside the 18-yard box.
The Lakers answered back in the 22nd minute as they cashed in on their only corner kick opportunity of the day. The corner kick was met with a header that was blocked. Laker midfielder Melissa Sluka collected the ball and played it to the foot of Britt Williams, who scored her second goal of the year on her only shot of the game to knot the game at one.
Fredonia regained the lead at 30:06 with Wingerden’s second goal of the game. Wingerden beat three defenders before striking the ball into the top of the net. On the ensuing kick-off, freshman Nikki Liadka dribbled through the Fredonia defense and beat the goalie in just 11 seconds to level the game. The score remained 2-2 at halftime.
About five minutes into the second half, Wingerden completed her hat trick and gave her team a 3-2 edge. Wingerden took a short through ball and beat two more defenders on her own before finding the net for her ninth goal of the season.
Liadka saved the day again for Oswego State in the 74th minute when she took the ball into the box, got through two Fredonia players and finished the play for her second goal of the game and 11th of the season.
The game remained tied at three at the end of regulation and overtime was needed to decide a winner. Oswego State outshot its opponent 19-14 in the game, but couldn’t generate a shot in overtime. Fredonia fired two shots in overtime and the second was a Julie LaPolla goal in the 94th minute off a cross from the right side by Emily Beh.
Fregosi ended the contest with five saves. Fredonia’s Kayleigh Forger recorded 10 saves on 13 shots on goal by the Lakers.
Oswego State returns to action Tuesday when it faces St. Lawrence in Canton.