CANANDAIGUA – The Finger Lakes CC Lakers hosted Alfred State College yesterday at home. The Lakers, entering the game having gone 2-0-1 in their previous three contests, were looking to notch their third consecutive win on their own grass. Well, they did just that. Finger Lakes (7-9-2, 1-2 MSAC), facing a quality club in the Pioneers, snuck a 1-nil victory into their win column on Tuesday. The win moved the Lakers 2012 home record to 7-4-1.
Yesterday's matchup was one that consisted of solid defensive efforts on both ends of the field. The loan goal of the afternoon, which was credited to Lakers midfielder Connor Jackson, came in the first half. On the passing end of it was forward Ben Price.
After Jackson's helper was had, both teams delivered a scoreless game the remainder of the way. Helping out both defenses were keepers Shane Bly (Finger Lakes) and Nick Smith (Alfred State). Bly tallied a pair of saves in the win while Smith recorded 6 saves for the visitors. Overall, the Lakers outshot the Pioneers in the 90-minute meeting – 7-2.
With the loss, Alfred State dropped its 2012 record to 4-7-3. In their next contest, which is slated for tomorrow, the Pioneers will hit the road where they will take on Bryant & Stratton College.
The Lakers will remain at home for their next game. They are set to take on conference foes Cayuga CC on Friday (10/12) at 4:00 p.m.