Men's soccer opens season at SUNY Oswego

Men's soccer opens season at SUNY Oswego

The Hamilton College men's soccer team opened its season Tuesday afternoon with a non-league game at SUNY Oswego, where the host Lakers posted a 2-0 win at Laker Turf Stadium.

Oswego scored twice in a three-minute span of the first half and won for the second time in three games.

The Continentals, who finished with a 17-11 advantage in shots, had a pair of opportunities to take a first-half lead. Early in the opening period, Jefri Schmidt '20 was challenged wide of the net on the goal line by Laker goalkeeper Evan Bogucki but was able to chip the ball in front of the empty net to Mike Lubelczyk '17; Lubelczyk's tap into the net was negated by a Hamilton foul.

Bogucki came up with his biggest save of the game in the 25th minute, diving to his right to stop a Continental penalty kick.

Zack Koons scored both goals for the hosts. He put Oswego up in the 35th minute, taking a feed from Jason Hayes -- who dribbled past a Continental defender -- and boxing out another defender to convert the shot. He notched his third goal of the season 2:35 later; an Oswego shot was volleyed back to him at point blank range and he rocketed a left-footed kick out of the air inside the near post.

Pete Calleri '18 made his second collegiate start for Hamilton and finished with a pair of saves. Bogucki stopped five shots as the Lakers posted their second consecutive win over the Continentals.

Hamilton opens NESCAC play this Saturday, traveling to Bates College for a 2 p.m. game against the Bobcats.