Coach Ramirez took his guys into battle for the first time as a head coach on Monday, traveling west to Onondaga Community College to take on the Lazers. The teams fought for field position early and for the most part neither team was able to break the defensive line, but that would change for Onondaga as the half progressed. At the 5 minute mark Zachary Schlachter found the back of the net to put the Lazers up 1-0 and would again change the scoreboard at the 21 minute mark to put them up 2-0. Schlachter was a problem for the Timberwolves all day as he would end the contest with 3 goals.
The Timberwolves would strike back at the 28 minute mark as Jack Fitzpatrick beat several defenders and the Lazers' goalie to put Adirondack on the board. The goal was the first intercollegiate goal of Fitzpatrick's career as he split the defense and peppered the net before celebrating with his teammates. The goal energized the team as they were able to deflect any offensive attacks from Onondaga for the remainder of the half, going into the locker room down 2-1.
Unfortunately the Lazers would break through the defensive efforts of the Timberwolves in the second half in a big way, extending the lead to 7-1 over the course of the half, fueled by 2 assists and a goal from Lucas Sparrow, Schlachter's third goal and 2 goals from Georges Betoubam.
The Timberwolves next play Herkimer College in their home opener on Wednesday.