CANANDAIGUA — The Clinton Community College men’s soccer team started a little slowly Saturday, but then got it going.
Jordan Knight, Matthew Follett and Ryan Lee scored goals in a 3-1 victory over Finger Lakes Community College.
“It went pretty well, I think,” Clinton coach Zac Eppler said. “We were on a bus for a six-hour trip, and it took us a while to get going. It took us the first 15 minutes to get into the game.”
Samuel Saie gave the hosts the lead with 15:37 gone in the game before Knight tied it, off a Kaleb Snide assist.
Follett tallied the game-winning goal off a header at 31:55 to put the Cougars ahead to stay. Knight assisted.
Ryan Lee then closed out the Clinton scoring with 1:20 gone in the second half.
“I made a switch after they scored, and it picked up our game more,” Eppler said. “We were able to put a little more pressure on their defense and were able to create more opportunities, which we finished on.”
Finger Lakes held a 10-9 shot advantage, and Travis Agoney made nine saves in net for the Cougars (6-3, 5-3).
“Finger Lakes is one of the better teams we’ve played,” said Eppler. “They are a quality team.”
The Cougars continue their weekend on the road with a 1 p.m. contest today at SUNY Delhi.
Clinton 3, Finger Lakes 1
Clinton 2 1 — 3
Finger Lakes 1 0 — 1
1, FLCC, Saie, 15:37. 2, CCC, Knight (Snide), 30:21. 3, CCC, Follett (Knight), 31:55.
4, CCC, Lee, 1:20.
: Finger Lakes 10, Clinton 9.
Agoney, CCC, 9. Bly, FLCC, 6.
North Country 2,
Mohawk Valley 1, OT
UTICA — Steven Delizin tied the game with 2:33 left in regulation and then assisted on Winterson Joseph’s game-winning goal at 6:10 of the first overtime as North Country Community College shocked Mohawk Valley Community College, the fifth-ranked team in the country.
Admir Ramic gave the hosts the lead at 26:23 of the first half, and it stayed that way until Delizin tied it in the late going at the 42:27 mark.
Beau Standford made seven saves in net for the Saints (5-1), who play at Herkimer Community College today. North Country held an 8-7 shot advantage, with Greg Squires making seven stops for Mohawk Valley.
North Country 2, Mohawk Valley 1, OT
North Country 0 1 1 — 2
Mohawk Valley 1 0 0 — 1
1, MVCC, A. Ramic, 26:23.
2, NCCC, Delizin, 42:27.
NCCC, Joseph (Delizin), 6:10.
North Country 9, Mohawk Valley 8.
Standford, NCCS, 7. Squires, MVCC, 7.
Finger Lakes 2,
CANANDAIGUA — Clinton Community College found out why Finger Lakes Community College is the top-ranked team in the region.
The Lakers held a 32-4 advantage in shots on their way to a shutout.
Rebecca Giacapuzzi scored in the first half and Danielle VonHahmann in the second for Finger Lakes.
“We were flat — we never got anything going,” Clinton coach Donna Dixon said. “They dominated possession and showed patience. They showed why they’re the No. 1 team in the region.
“To lose 2-0 to them was respectable.”
Emily Schultz made 25 saves in the Clinton nets, and Christie Kirkpatrick stopped three shots for the Lakers.
“We bent but didn’t break,’’ Dixon said. “They sent a lot of shots right at Emily, and she made some big saves. We didn’t quit or break. It could have been 8-0 if we did. We left it on the field.”
The Cougars (5-4).are at SUNY Delhi for a 1 p.m. game today.
Finger Lakes 2, Clinton 0
Clinton 0 0 — 0
Finger Lakes 1 1 — 2
1, FLCC, Giacapuzzi, 33:23.
- 2, FLCC, VonHahmann, 31:55.
Finger Lakes 32, Clinton 4.
Saves: Schultz, CCC, 25. Kirkpatrick, FLCC, 3.