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Men’s Soccer – Lakers Draw with Jamestown on Road in 2OT, 1-1

Men’s Soccer – Lakers Draw with Jamestown on Road in 2OT, 1-1

JAMESTOWN, NY. – The Lakers, in their most recent contest, took on Jamestown CC on the road this past Saturday (10/6).  Finger Lakes, searching for its third consecutive victory, drew with the Jayhawks in double overtime – 1-1. On what was a windy and bitter day in Jamestown, both teams played a competitive game despite what Mother Nature dealt them in terms of the weather. Jamestown, despite being outshot 12-2, remained resilient with the visiting Lakers in the tie.

Finger Lakes, citing great play on defense, didn't allow a single shot on goal in the first half of the meeting. The Jayhawks on the other hand, also held the Lakers to no goals prior to intermission. Despite the game being lopsided in terms of shots on goal and possession control (which Finger Lakes garnered a great deal of) - it was Jamestown who would discover the net for the first helper of the game. The goal, which was a result of their first shot on Lakers keeper Shane Bly all afternoon long, was had just slightly after half two started – at minute 48.

Finger Lakes, trailing 1-nil after the Jayhawks discovered the goal-scoring column, answered the hosts with a marker of its own 13 minutes later in the 61st minute. At that time is when Michael Cooper, the Lakers leading goal scorer, found the back of the net as a result of an unassisted helper. The goal was his 7th of the season.

Tied at one after Cooper's tally, the game would remain all squared for the duration of regulation as well as into a pair of overtimes.  Both teams refused to let either offenses rediscover the scoring table as the matchup would turn out to be a 1-1 finish.

In the losing effort, Jamestown's goaltender Ben Morgan stopped 11 of Finger Lakes 12 shots on goal. For the Lakers, Bly put a halt to one of the Jayhawks 2 shots.

Jamestown will take on Cayuga CC in its next game – which is slated for tomorrow at 4:00 p.m.

Finger Lakes will travel back home for its next contest – which is scheduled for tomorrow when they take on Alfred State College at 4:00 p.m.

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