By Alex Pagliano
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. – The Finger Lakes Community College men's lacrosse team earned their second consecutive victory on Saturday, defeating Niagara County Community College, 17-4. Offensively, the home Lakers were led by Robert Pelkey and Jack Timerson, who each posted eight points.
With his six goals and two assists, Timerson became the nation's leading goal scorer (38) and point scorer (49). Through ten games, Timerson is on pace to break the FLCC record for most goals in an individual season (56 – Joshua Taylor '12) and points in an individual season (80 – Andy Campos '10).
In producing four goals and four assists, Pelkey assembled his seventh multi-point game on the season. Pelkey ranks fourth amongst NJCAA goal scorers (26) and in points (37) respectively.
Jarret Hutchinson led the Thunderwolves with two goals. Jed Hebelein and Steven Keefer each recorded an assist in defeat.
The success for Finger Lakes Community College began with faceoffs. The Lakers swept 23-of-25 faceoffs. Freshman Brandon Grace won each of the eleven draws that he encountered, and Daniel Johnson contributed another seven victories on eight attempts.
The (4-6) Lakers jumped off to a quick start, as Pelkey posted a hat trick within the game's first two minutes. While Pelkey would add another tally at 1:54, a host of Lakers scored throughout the quarter. Joshua Spence and Parker Weeks would add two scores, while Timerson would round out the scoring for the Lakers in the first.
The second quarter was no different for the Lakers. This time, the Lakers defense held the Thunderwolves scoreless while the Lakers received a goal from Thomas Loudon, and the half's final two goals from Timerson.
Entering the third quarter with a 12-2 lead, Finger Lakes Community College continued to apply pressure. Timerson continued to exert his offensive will, posting three tallies in the frame.
Passing, again, was crucial to the Lakers success. Weeks added four assists, crediting him with eleven assists over the past two games. Midfielder Albert Thompson also added three assists of his own.
Zach Wheeler made 26 saves for the (1-4) Thunderwolves.
The Lakers will travel to Dryden, N.Y. on Monday to challenge Tompkins Cortland Community College. The opening faceoff is scheduled for 4p.m.