The Oswego State field hockey team lost to New Paltz by a final score of 5-3 on Friday afternoon as their losing streak moved to four games. After the defeat, the Lakers drop to 5-7 on the season and 2-3 in the SUNYAC while the Hawks improve to 5-9 overall and 3-1 in the conference.
In the first half of the contest, New Paltz dominated on both sides of the ball with their leading scorer, Justine O’Reilly, putting them on the board first and outstanding play from their goalie, Megan Gangwere. The Hawks went into halftime with a 3-0 lead but then Oswego found a spark from Katie Reynolds. With commotion going on near the net, Reynolds somehow found Kathleen Little to give the Lakers their first goal. Just over a minute later, the junior earned her second assist after getting the ball to Monica Harvey for another score on a penalty corner. After scoring a goal that put Oswego within one, Reynolds finished her day with four points and has a team-leading total of 22 for the season. Just as the Lakers seemed that they would complete the comeback, New Paltz’s O’Reilly put the game away with her second goal coming in the 67th minute.
Oswego will look to keep their SUNYAC playoff chances alive, today on Senior Day, against Oneonta at 1:00 at Laker Turf Stadium.