MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State Field Hockey team let up a pair of second half goals which would prove to be the difference maker on Wednesday afternoon as they fell to State Universities of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) foe, Oswego State 3-2.
The Mustangs came out fired up in the first half, scoring at the 7:48 mark. Morrisville cleared the ball to Heather Cummings (Akron, N.Y.) who found Haley Evarts (Irondequoit, N.Y.) streaking up the middle of the field toward the circle. Evarts, dribbled twice and beat the Oswego goalie as she came out to challenge the play.
Morrisville held onto the slim lead for 18 minutes, but a series of 10 penalty corners and 11 shots allowed, finally caught up to them at the 30:27 mark. The Lakers Lacey Woite knotted the contest up at 1 goal apiece when she deposited an initial save by the Mustangs' keeper, Emma Gottung (Caroga Lake, N.Y.).
The Mustangs and Lakers stayed deadlocked at 1-1 until the 53:17 mark when Woite struck again for the Lakers. This time around, Katie Reynolds slipped a pass after a battle for possession in front of the cage to the waiting stick of Woite.
Less than three minutes later, Oswego struck again. Woite was on the giving end of this goal, finding Reynolds for the goal in the lower left corner of the cage.
With the Lakers ahead 3-1, Morrisville Head Coach, Allison Beardsley called for a time out to calm her squad. The Mustangs responded at the 60:12 mark when a pass from Evarts found the stick of Elizabeth Leva (Hoosick Falls, N.Y.) who tapped the ball into the lower left corner to bring the hosts within one.
Unfortunately for the Mustangs, Oswego quieted the Morrisville attack for the final ten minutes of the contest to hold on for the 3-2 victory.
Morrisville will return to action on Friday as they host the Phoenix from Wilson College at 5 PM on Drake Field.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.