- Aiden Locke
Defensive Takeover in Oswego
Updated: Apr 15
The Brockport Golden Eagles fall victim to vicious ride against SUNYAC rivals Oswego.
Oswego, NY, --- The first quarter of this closely contested SUNYAC contest saw the Oswego Lakers open up the game with a four-goal run. Junior attacker/midfielder Katie Fierro had two assists during the four-goal run. With just 1:12 left in the quarter, Brockport started a run of their own by way of Sophomore midfielder Alayna Foos and Junior attacker Haley Chamberlain.
The Brockport Golden Eagles would pick up where they left off in the first quarter getting a quick goal just 52 seconds into the second quarter with the dangerous combo of Junior attacker Julia Quinlain on the cut off a dish from Senior attacker Cassady Burnash. Burnash would cap off the four goal second quarter run with an unassisted marker. The Lakers just one minute later would start their second four goal run of the game as Junior attacker Isabella Lembo scored unassisted. The following three goals would be spread among three different players, but Senior midfielder Sela Wiley picked up two assists.
The second half of this contest was very back and forth between the two teams. It became a defensive slugfest as both teams struggled to generate high quality chances. Freshman Goalie Hannah Parsons was pulled for Senior Goalie/Defender Erin Lant at the start of the third quarter after Parsons had a rough half. The defenses for both teams stole the show as the goal scoring, we saw in the first half seemingly vanished. Haley Chamberlain would score her second goal of the game in the third quarter cutting the Oswego lead to just two. Sela Wiley would cap off her hat trick just moments later, rescuing a three goal Laker lead. These two goals came within the first five minutes of the third quarter as the remaining ten minutes of quarter three would be filled with defensive stands for both sides and slow offensive play by Oswego.
The fourth quarter would only see one goal off a free position shot by Junior midfielder Paige Thowe. That goal came five and half minutes into the quarter and the remaining nine and half minutes saw a messy transition game by Brockport and a strong smothering ride from Oswego prevent any more high-quality chances for Brockport.
Oswego’s defense dominated this game outside of the second quarter. Oswego picked up a full court press style ride on Brockport, which the Golden Eagles struggled to cope with especially in the second half. By the time the fourth quarter came around Brockport ran out of gas to be able to handle the intense defensive pressure that Oswego threw at them as they fell to 3-2 in conference play.
The Brockport women's lacrosse team will have their next game on the road against Oneonta on Saturday April 15th.