Erin Spicer, Staff Writer
The Oneonta Red Dragons suffered a tough loss this past weekend against New Jersey’s Kean Cougars. Oneonta struggled to get into a rhythm at the start of the game which allowed Kean to take an early lead which they maintained for the rest of the match. After two quick goals in the first twelve minutes of the game, Kean kept Oneonta off the boards for the rest of the quarter. Kean managed to net two more at the start of the second quarter, leaving Oneonta staring at a four-goal lead.
Captain Alise Anson got Oneonta on the scoreboard in the twentieth minute of the game off an assist from junior Cali Cortese. Oneonta managed to put up three more shots on goal, while Kean fired five before the end of the first half.
Despite the Red Dragon’s efforts to rally at the end of the first half, they struggled to find scoring opportunities in the third quarter and gave up three goals to the Cougars. The final score was 7-1 in favor of the Cougars. Kean led the game with 24 shots on goal, while Oneonta only put up eight. Senior Alise Anson and sophomore Emily Raymond finished the game with two shots on goal each and juniors Grace Bilow and Colleen Geyer finished with one shot each. Goalkeeper Kristy Campana made seven saves during the match, and freshman Catherine Claps contributed one save.
Oneonta’s next game is against Cortland, which kicks off the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) schedule. Conference games are crucial for every team, so if you can, come support Oneonta as they face off against Cortland in the Battle of the Red Dragons this Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in Cortland.