Borrow's Goal Propels Oswego State Past Elmira

ELMIRA, N.Y. - Bri Borrow's goal with 1:02 remaining in regulation completed a late second-half comeback for Oswego State, which posted an 11-10 come-from-behind win over host Elmira in a non-conference game Thursday afternoon.

The Lakers trailed 10-7 with 16 minutes left to play before charging back for their only lead of the entire game in the final 1:02. Oswego State, which is 8-5 overall, closes out the 2011 season at home against Fredonia on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Elmira dropped to 5-9 on the year.

Laker Stephanie Cronk started an early scoring flourish for both squads as Elmira held a 2-1 lead less than two minutes into the contest. Lindsay Mitchell and Sarah Ware scored a pair of goals during the middle stages of the first half to give the Soaring Eagles a 4-1 lead. However, Megan McNulty cut the deficit in half with an unassisted goal at the 22:02 mark.

After another Elmira score, Oswego State closed out the first half with a pair of goals from Borrow on a free position attempt and an unassisted marker from Kristen Darcy to pull the Lakers to within 5-4 at intermission.

Danielle Citro tied the game 3:19 into the second half after receiving a pass from Raffa. Each team scored a goal apiece before the Soaring Eagles went on a 4-1 run over a five-minute span for a 10-7 advantage with 16 minutes left.

Oswego State began its charge minutes later when Kelly Collins converted the Lakers' third free position attempt of the game at 16:21. It would be eight minutes later that Erin Cummings made it a one-goal game with her 26th goal of the season. Kelly Schroeder tied to the game at 10-10 with just over two minutes remaining.

Collins won the ensuing draw control followed shortly by a Corinne Marsh groundball to give Oswego State a chance to win the game. Cummings then hit Borrow with the pass for the goal.

Elmira won the final draw control of the game and had a free position attempt to knot the game, but Ware's shot sailed wide and Oswego State was able to clear the ball to earn the win.

The Lakers defense caused 15 of the Soaring Eagles' 28 turnovers, while Oswego State committed 19 turnovers of its own. Free position attempts played a role in the outcome as the Lakers went 3 for 9 and Elmira went 1 for 8.

Ashlee Engel registered 14 saves for her seventh win of the season, while Mary Kate Gellerman stopped 13 shots in the losing effort.

2011-04-28



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