OSWEGO — The Plattsburgh State women’s soccer team has struggled to score goals and falling behind, 2-0, in the first half is never a good thing.
But that’s what happened in the Cardinals’ 2-0 loss at Oswego Friday in SUNY Athletic Conference play.
Plattsburgh State keeper Kristy Kirkpatrick made three saves in the first 10:35 of the game before Tia Segretto scored her fifth goal of the season to give the Lakers (7-3, 2-1) the lead for good at the 16:16 mark. Segretto got the ball from Bailey Waterbury, the daughter of Plattsburgh coach Karen Waterbury, and found the lower right corner of the net.
Nicole Perniciaro added to the Oswego lead at the 27:43 mark when sent a shot into the net on the left side of Kirkpatrick. Bri Dolan assisted.
The Cardinals (3-6-1, 1-1-0) had their chances with a 17-14 advantage in shots. Alyssa Glasshagel posted the shutout with seven saves and Kirkpatrick turned away seven shots for Plattsburgh.
“It was a decently evenly-played game,” Waterbury said. “But we need to be better with our opportunities. I know I’ve been saying that. We don’t take care of the ball well enough in the attacking third and we don’t cover our crosses quick enough.
“It’s tough to give up the first goal of the game on the road. But, I felt we pressured them in the second half and had the ball in their end almost the entire time. We didn’t put them away, however.
“We also need to play better team defense.”
The Cardinals continue their weekend road trip with an 11:30 a.m. game at Cortland State today.
Oswego State 2, Plattsburgh State 0
Plattsburgh State 0 0 — 0
Oswego State 2 0 — 2
First half- 1, Osw, Segretto (Waterbury), 16:16. 2, Osw, Perniciaro (Dolan), 27:43.
Shots: Plattsburgh State 17, Oswego State 14.
Saves: Kirkpatrick, PSU, 7. Glasshagel, Osw, 7.