PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh State women’s soccer team broke its streak this season of losing 1-0 games Saturday.
Unfortunately for the Cardinals, they lost, 2-1.
Nikki Liadka’s goal at 37:23 of the first half broke a 1-all tie and gave Oswego State a 2-1 victory in SUNY Athletic Conference play at the Field House Soccer Complex.
The loss completed an 0-2 home weekend for the goal-starved Cardinals (5-6, 1-2).
“We had great chances and didn’t put them away again,” said Plattsburgh coach Karen Waterbury. “We don’t have a finisher right now.
“We’re not getting goals from our forwards or midfielders. We need to get our goals by committee and it’s not happening.”
Bri Dolan’s goal on a free kick gave the Lakers (5-4, 2-2) the lead with 18:09 gone in the first half.
But, the Cardinals answered with a free kick of their own when Emily LaLone found the back of the net at 34:34.
The tie, however, lasted less than three minutes when Liadka took a pass from Georgia Traynor and got through the Plattsburgh defense for the game-winning goal.
The Cardinals, despite trailing, held a 9-3 shot advantage at the half and finished with a 15-7 edge for the game. Plattsburgh applied some serious pressure after intermission, but was unable to get the equalizer.
“At the end of the day, we have to take care of business,” said Waterbury. “We have to find a way to win games like this and, right now, we’re not doing so.”
The Cardinals scored a combined four goals in their last seven games and three of those came in a 3-0 victory over Potsdam.
Monica D’Ippolito played the first 43:57 in net for the Cardinals and was not credited with a save. Danielle Schmitt went the rest of the way and turned aside three shots.
Emily Varonier stopped six shots in the Oswego nets.
The Cardinals now hit the road for conference games at New Paltz on Friday and Oneonta on Saturday.
Oswego 2, Plattsburgh 1
Oswego 2 0 — 2
Plattsburgh 1 0 — 1
1, Osw, Dolan, 18:09. 2, PSU, LaLone, 34:34. 3, Osw, Liadka (Traynor), 37:23.
Plattsburgh 15, Oswego 7.
D’Ippolito (0), Schmitt (3), PSU, 3. Varonier, Osw, 6.Mother vs. Daughter Cardinals head coach Karen Waterbury faced her daughter, Bailey, in Saturday's contest. See story, page B3.