Cortland men's soccer sets sail on top seed with 2-0 win at Oswego

Freshman Jake Kaufman added an insurance goal late in the game (Darl Zehr Photography)

OSWEGO, N.Y. – The nationally 18th-ranked Cortland men's soccer team wrapped up the SUNYAC regular-season title for the second season in a row with a 2-0 victory at Oswego Saturday afternoon. The Red Dragons improved to 15-2 overall and 8-1 in the conference and earned a first-round bye in the upcoming SUNYAC Tournament. The Lakers fell to 6-9-1 and 1-8.

Sophomore Cam LaVallee (Schenectady/Schalmont) recorded a goal and an assist for Cortland. Freshman Jake Kaufman (Poughkeepsie/Spackenkill) also netted a goal. Senior goalie Connor Young (Bayport/Bayport-Blue Point) made three saves in registering his ninth shutout of the season. Goalie Evan Bogucki stopped eight shots for Oswego.

LaVallee gave Cortland a 1-0 lead in the 19th minute after he converted his third penalty kick of the season. The score remained 1-0 until the 86th minute when Kaufman cleaned up a rebound with a shot into the left corner after an initial shot by LaVallee.

The Red Dragons will face the winner of Plattsburgh at Brockport in the conference semifinals on Wed., Nov. 1.

Cortland 2, Oswego 0

Scoring Summary (Goals-Assists):
Cortland: Cam LaVallee 1-1, Jake Kaufman 1-0
Oswego: no scoring

Halftime: Cortland 1, Oswego 0
Shots: Cortland 22, Oswego 9
Corner Kicks: Oswego 6, Cortland 4
Fouls: Cortland 13, Oswego 11
Saves: Connor Young (Cortland) 3 (0 GA in 90:00); Evan Bogucki (Oswego) 8 (2 GA in 90:00)

Record after game: Cortland (Red Dragons) 15-2, 8-1 SUNYAC (ranked 18th in Div. III); Oswego (Lakers) 6-9-1, 1-8 SUNYAC