CORNING — Corning edged Tompkins Cortland Community College by a score of 2-1 on Wednesday to secure its eighth win in a row to go along with its No. 9 ranking in NJCAA Division III women’s soccer.

The Red Barons dominated possession in the first half, but were unable to find the net until the 34th minute when Megan Nichols found Emily Smith in the middle of the box for a one time volley that gave Corning a 1-0 lead heading in to halftime.

The score stayed 1-0 until the Panthers broke through with 11 minutes to go on a breakaway goal from Justice Pahlman that beat the Corning keeper.

With under a minute to go, Taylor sutryk got the ball on the wing, drove end line and served a well placed ball to Victoria Finn for the winner.

Finn netted her 13th goal of the year, tops on the Red Barons.

“We dominated the game, we just couldn’t find the back of the net,” Corning head coach Kyle Leach said. “We gave up a late goal, but this team is a bunch of fighters. They’ve fought all year long, everybody doesn’t expect this from Corning, and we’re turning heads.

With the win, Corning improves to 9-2-1 and sit in sole possession of first place in its conference and need only one win to break the program record for most wins in a season which is 10.

“We’ve never been nationally ranked before,” said Leach. “We’ve never won the conference, that’s where this program wants to and that’s where we’re looking to go. We’re really excited around here.”