CANANDAIGUA – The Lakers (0-2-1) finished their third consecutive home game yesterday with a tough 2-1 home loss to Onondaga CC. For the second time in three days, Finger Lakes CC succumbed to another late game goal by its opponent.
Knotted up at 1-all in the closing minutes of Tuesday afternoon's matchup with Onondaga, the Lakers would lose one of their top defensemen yet again for the second game in a row. Ryan Haines, who was forced to leave the Lakers previous home game against Mercyhurst North East on Sunday (due to blood on his jersey), was removed from yesterday's game as a result of an infringement call on his behalf late in the second half. The loss of Haines proved to be detrimental to Finger Lakes yet again.
Shortly after the departure of Haines, Onondaga would go on to break the 1-1 tie by scoring on a free kick - the goal came inside the one-minute marker in the second half.
Overall, Finger Lakes played a decent game on both ends of the field. Most notably, they managed to keep their feet on a majority of possessions in their own zone in both half's.
In terms of scoring, Samuel Saie, a freshman forward out of Staten Island, NY, scored the lone Laker goal. The goal was the first of his collegiate playing career. Saie's goal was magical. He had to fight his way through opposing defenders and after doing so, he did an excellent job of out hustling Onondaga's goalkeeper before finding the net.
The Lakers will look to rebound this Saturday (9/1) when they hit the road to take on Hudson Valley CC. The game will be their first on the road this season. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.