Tribunes rally for key victory

Tribunes rally for key victory

ROCHESTER - The MCC men's lacrosse team overcame a two-goal, fourth quarter deficit to defeat Finger Lakes Community College 12-10 in a key Region III matchup on Wednesday.

Trailing 10-8 after a Laker goal early in the fourth, the Tribunes responded with four straight to close out the game and earn a crucial victory. MCC improved to 4-1 in the region and 7-3 overall, while Finger Lakes fell to 3-3 in Region III and 6-6 overall.

Zakk Mount scored just over a minute into the fourth to put the Lakers up 10-8. The score remained that way for another four minutes until Jeremy Powers scored a man-up goal off a pass from Curtis Raymond to bring MCC to within one.

Jake Moss then came through with the equalizer, scoring an unassisted goal with 7:37 remaining to tie it at 10.

The Tribunes continued to mount the attack and their efforts paid off with 5:39 remaining. Raymond found David Lehman, and Lehman buried the shot for the eventual game-winner.

Moss then added an insurance goal with four seconds remaining to provide the final margin.

Powers and Moss finished with three goals and an assist each. Raymond tallied two goals and two assists, Matt McDowell added two goals and one helper, and Lehman and Ian Mohr both had a goal.

MCC scored the game's first four goals and led 5-2 after the first quarter. Finger Lakes cut the lead to 7-5 at the break before outscoring Monroe 4-1 in the third to take a 9-8 lead heading to the final stanza.

Andrew Kausch came up with eight saves in the cage for MCC. The Tribunes won 14-of-25 faceoffs and held a 46-32 advantage in ground balls. Much of that was attributed to sophomore Emilio Petricola, who won 10 out of 16 faceoffs and collected a game-high 11 ground balls. McDowell and Brady Fahy added six ground balls apiece.