BEL AIR, MD -- The Finger Lakes Men's Lacrosse team fell to Harford Community College by the score of 18-11 on Sunday. The Owls are ranked 5th in the NJCAA. With the lose, Finger Lakes now stands at 1-3 on the season.
The Lakers got off to a quick start with Matt Scharr netting the opening goal 43 seconds into the game. The Owls would take control of the quarter though and go score five unanswered goals. The Lakers would get back on the board when Matt Miller beat the buzzer and scored with 0.9 seconds left in the quarter, but the Lakers would trail Harford 5-2 after the first period.
Harford would take control of the game in the second quarter. They would outscore the Lakers 9-3 in the quarter. Matt Miller would add two more goals and Nate Nichols would add a man-up goal before halftime. Harford would carry a 14-5 lead into halftime.
Finger Lakes would fight to get back into the game in the third period. Nichols would add another man-up goal. He and Miller would add a goal apeice as the quarter went on as the Lakers would outscore the Owls 3-0 in the frame and trail 14-8 going into the fourth quarter.
Matt Scharr would score the opening goal of the fourth quarter, the Lakers sixth goal in a row. Harford would snap the run with a goal four minutes later. Matt Miller would score once again to make it a five goal game, 15-10, with seven minutes to play. That would be as close as the Lakers would get it though as they would go on to lose to the Owls 18-11.
Matt Miller had a career-high six goals for the Lakers. Matt Scharr had his second straight strong game for the Lakers with two goals and five assists. Nate Nichols had a hat trick for Finger Lakes, an early season-high for the freshman from Penn Yan. Jake Sahrle made 14 saves in goal for the Lakers.
Finger Lakes will open conference and regional play this Wednesday when they take on #1 ranked Onondaga Community College. Faceoff against the Lazers is set for 4pm in Syracuse.