UTICA, NY. – The Lakers played undoubtedly their best opponent of the season thus far yesterday when they took on #4 nationally ranked Mohawk Valley CC – on the road. In the game, the Hawks were granted a challenge – thanks to the hard-fought battle that Finger Lakes dealt them.
The Lakers (1-5-1, 1-2 MSAC) would stick with Mohawk Valley throughout the length of the matchup.
A game that went scoreless until the 65th minute – was something else to watch – if you are a fan of tightly knit games.
It was at that minute when the game's only goal was had. Unfortunately, it wasn't the Lakers who were responsible for scoring it.
Needless to say, Mohawk Valley was credited with it. After notching it, they would go on to hold on to a 1-0 victory.
A team that is 6-1 in the Hawks, was doused a form of reality in yesterday's contest. That reality is – that the Lakers are a tough opponent.
Despite the loss, the Lakers did an excellent job of applying pressure on the Hawks defense thanks to the talented crew of offenders that they boast. Finger Lakes also put forth a solid effort on D as well.
Lakers keeper Shane Bly performed extremely well in between the crossbars on Tuesday – adding to the efforts of Finger Lakes D. He was exquisite at deflecting and stopping a great deal of shots that were fired by the Hawks in the Lakers own zone. He finished the game with 7 saves.
The Lakers will return home for their next game, which is scheduled for this Saturday (9/15) against Fulton-Montgomery CC. Both teams will square off at 1:00 p.m.