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AU falls in Oswego State Championship game
9/03/11

OSWEGO, NY-Host Oswego State defeated the Alfred University men’s soccer 3-2, Saturday afternoon in the championship match.

The Lakers struck first when Sam Moores netted a pass from Brandon Comden 19:37 into the contest. AU responded scoring two unanswered goals to take a 2-1, lead with 37 minutes remaining. The game would remain 2-1, until Oswego’s Andrew McBride buried a header from Mike Naab, tying the game 2-2. With four and a half minutes remaining in regulation Brandon Comden netted the go ahead and eventual game-winner from Naab.

Freshman defender Connor Petrauskas (Flemington, NJ/Hunterdon), and freshman forward Brendan Collins (Tompkins Cove, NY/St. Thomas More) each netted a goal for the Saxons, and junior midfielder’s Tony Gai (Burke, VA/Lake Braddock), and Frankie Mannino (Elmira, NY/Elmira Free Academy) each had an assist.

Senior Elliot Thorpe (Highlands Ranch, CO/Thunder Ridge) made one save for the Saxons, and PJ Goodwin stopped four shots in goal for Oswego.

AU returns to action Wednesday, Sept 7, at 7 p.m. When they take on visiting Pitt-Bradford.