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.
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.