Lyndon earns first victory

Lyndon earns first victory

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Robert Crupi (Scituate, Mass.) scored five goals, and Ricky Carroll (Ann Arbor, Mich.) chipped in four, to lead Lyndon to a 17-6 victory over Green Mountain College at Norwich University's Sabine Field.

With the win the Hornets improve to 1-4 overall, and in the North Atlantic Conference, while the Eagles fall to 27 and 2-4, respectively.

"We played a very balanced game both offensively and defensively," said Lyndon Head Coach. Kevin Pezanowski. "Shane Morin played very well in goal and Colin Young did a great job on the face offs. Offensively, we moved the ball well and spread out the scoring."

After Green Mountain took an early 1-0 lead on a Nick Laymon goal, Lyndon reeled off seven unanswered goals to take the lead for good. Ian Pelkey (Milton, Vt.) scored the first of his two goals in the contest to tie the game at 1-1 at the 3:37 mark of the first quarter and Crupi gave Lyndon a lead it would never relinquish less than one minute later.

Pelkey, Kevin McCarthy (Sayville, N.Y.) and Carroll had two goals each in the spurt while Zach Carey (Exeter, N.H.) chipped in one.

Richard Aberle Jr. ended the Hornet scoring barrage with a goal at 14:50 of the second quarter, but the Hornets managed to put together six straight goals between the second and third quarters to put the game out of reach.

Carey got things going with his second goal with less than a second to go in the second quarter, and Crupi fired home three more goals to push the Lyndon advantage to 14-2 with 6:32 left to play in the third quarter. McCarthy and Carroll fueled the uprising with one goal each with Carroll picking u p a pair of assists.

Green Mountain responded with three consecutive goals, one by Aberle and a pair from Nick Parsons, but the trio of Carroll, Crupi and Carey sealed the win with one goal each in the final 15 minutes of play.

Carey and McCarthy finished the game with three goals each while Pelkey added two. Pelkey and Carroll had three assists each in the victory and Morin (Salem, N.H.) made a total of 14 saves to earn the win.

Aberle had a hat trick and two assists for the Eagles and Parson had three assists to go with his two goals on the afternoon. Goalkeeper Carl Diethelm stopped eight shots in the Green Mountain net.

"Now that we've set the bar, we need to put in the start-to-finish effort that will win games and move up forward," said Pezanowski. "It was a complete team effort and now we need to play things game-by-game."