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Brockport squeaks by Oswego 

Emmalee Moore shooting. Photo Credit: Brockport Athletics

The loan goal from Emmalee Moore off a penalty corner in the middle of the second period was all it took for the Golden Eagles to beat the Lakers 1-0. 

Brockport extends their winning streak to three games and improves to 10-4 on the season. This was Brockport’s home regular season finale and with this win they finished above .500 on the season at home with a record of 4-3.  

Head Coach Krista Archambeau, in her seventh year with the program, has set a new career high in wins with 10, with three games remaining.  

“We don’t really look at games as if they’re home or away,” Archambeau said. “Obviously it’s exciting playing on our home field, but we prepare the same for every game. We come to work and just look at what we need to be successful.”  

This game was almost as evenly matched on the stat sheet as it could be. Oswego finished with 13 shots and five saves, whereas Brockport finished with 11 shots and seven saves.Both teams had over 30 fouls, with six resulting in penalty corners for Oswego and seven for Brockport.  

This game was a goalie’s chess match for most of the game. Neither team could really capitalize on any offensive opportunities.  

The first period generated just five shots total between both teams, with three of those coming from Brockport. As a result of a scramble for the ball in front of the net, two of the three shotscame in the final five seconds of the first period. 

In the second period, it was Oswego who outshot Brockport 4-2. Even with Oswego seemingly generating more on the offensive end, Brockport’s defense didn’t let up.  

In the 22nd minute of the game, Brockport got their only goal of the game and it was the only one that mattered. Moore was able to score off of the penalty corner from Bailey Lazore.  

“I did what coach told me to,” Moore said. “I think it comes back to practice. We do that all the time, and execution is a big thing when we practice penalties. So, I just did my thing.”  

This was Moore’s eighth goal of the season which ranks third on the team behind Lazore and Quinn Guy, and ties her for fifth in the SUNYAC conference.  

In the third period, Brockport was holding onto their 1-0 lead, but they still applied pressure offensively, generating three shots compared to Oswego’s two. The momentum started to swing in Brockport’s favor in the second half. This created more shots and denied Oswego to do as much on the offensive side of the ball.  

The fourth period is when the pressure was on for both teams. Oswego was feeling the sense of urgency with only 15 minutes of gametime left down one, while Brockport knew they had to hold onto their lead.  

Both teams started playing more aggressively in the final period. Brockport put up four shots while Oswego put up six. All of Brockport’s shots came in the final ten minutes of game, while all of Oswego’s shots came prior to the final ten minutes.  

Brockport’s defense really played aggressively in those final ten minutes wanting to preserve their lead and come out with the win. 

Ella Buchanan recorded seven saves which was her third highest mark of the season. She currently has the second highest save percentage in the SUNYAC at .808%. 

“We just really stick together through practices.If a goal does get scored, we don’t let it affect us. We just push through,” Buchanan said. “I’m just playing with confidence and fun. We were a team, playing as one which was really good for us.”  

Brockport heads on the road for their final three regular season games before the SUNYAC playoffs begin. The Golden Eagles look to continue their momentum with the most important time of the year approaching. 

“I feel like we had a dip in our season and now we’re starting to really unite and mesh together really well and it’s exciting to see,” Moore said.  

Brockport currently sits at fourth in the SUNYAC and play at the University of Rochester on Wednesday, Oct. 18. 

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