CANANDAIGUA -- James Ferro converted a penalty kick with 25 minutes remaining to lift Finger Lakes to a 2-1 victory over Corning Community College on Saturday. It is the second straight win for the Lakers who are now 3-8-3 on the season. They also improve their record to 2-3 in both Mid-State Athletic Conference and Region III West play.
It was a fairly even first half with both teams struggling for chances. Finger Lakes was able to break into the scoring, however, when Nathan Paull finished off a rebound in the 27th minute for his second goal of the year. The goal would propel the Lakers to a 1-0 lead at halftime. Both goalies were not pressured much and only had three saves apiece.
Corning would strike early in the second half to tie the match. One of the Red Barons' top scorers, Mike McGinnis, scored on a penalty kick just minutes into the second half. The Lakers would take the lead right back in the 66th minute. The Corning goalie would receive a yellow card which would result in a Laker penalty kick. Finger Lakes' freshman defender James Ferro would convert the kick for the eventual game-winning goal and the 2-1 win.
Ferro led the Lakers with 4 shots on goal. Brian Arcara earned his first collegiate win in goal, recording 4 saves for Finger Lakes.
The Lakers remain home this week when they take on Niagara County Community College on Wednesday. The match with the Thunderwolves is scheduled to start at 4pm.