GENEVA, N.Y. — Senior Chris Brown scored with 17 seconds remaining in overtime, as No. 2 Oswego State (9-2-0) handed fourth-ranked Hobart (11-1-2) a 3-2 loss, its first of the season, on Saturday.
The Statesmen sent the game into overtime when Ryan Corcoran scored with less than a second on the clock.
Chris Carr got the Lakers on the board first with his third goal of the season, unassisted, under two minutes into the game. The score remained 1-0 in favor of Oswego State at the break despite Hobart owning a slim 14-12 advantage in shots on goal.
The Lakers’ lead continued in the second when Nick Rivait fed a pass to Paul Rodrigues for his ninth marker of the year at 1:00. The Lakers continued to pressure Statesman goalie Nick Broadwater and the Hobart defense, as they outshot the opposition 17-12, but did not add to their lead.
In the third period, Oswego State goalkeeper Andrew Hare was faced with 16 shots. One of those shots went in off the stick of Tommy Fiorentino with 1:51 left in regulation.
Hare and the Laker defense stood their ground until both squads were called for matching roughing minors with 23 seconds to play. Hobart won the ensuing faceoff in its zone. This time the Statesmen were able to capitalize as Corcoran netted the game-tying goal.
In overtime, Oswego State put six shots on goal in the first two minutes and Hobart answered with three shots stopped by Hare. However, it would be the seventh shot that Broadwater faced that would end the game when Brown found the back of the net after receiving a pass from Zach Josepher.
Hare picked up his eighth win of the season after recording 44 saves, including 15 in the third period. Nick Broadwater stopped 40 shots in the losing effort.