WATERVILLE, Maine – The Lyndon State College men's lacrosse team captured their first win of the 2016 season on Saturday afternoon at Thomas College, 11-4.
Lyndon led just 1-0 after the first quarter after an unassisted goal by Shea Jones (Hull, Mass.) with 11:40 to play.
The Hornets exploded for six more goals in the second quarter. Kevin McCarthy (West Sayville, N.Y.) kicked off the scoring with a man-up tally just 24 seconds in. Spencer Aubin (Sharon, Mass.) and Justin Mosher (Salem, N.H.) added two goals each while Ian Pelkey (Milton, Vt.) scored once to give Lyndon a 7-0 lead as the quarter came to a close.
The Hornets nearly held the Terriers scoreless in the first half but Bryan Ferris was able to register an unassisted goal for the hosts with just one-tenth of a second left on the clock.
With a 7-1 lead going in the second half, the Hornets didn't let up as McCarthy and Mosher both scored with a one-man advantage to extend the lead to 9-1 heading into the final quarter.
Ferris notched his second goal of the game with 10:23 left to cut the Hornet lead to 9-2, but Lyndon responded with goals from Jones and Zachary Carey (Exeter, N.H.) to make the score 11-2.
Thomas capped the scoring with a pair of goals in the final 2:37 of the game. Colby Blondin added an unassisted goal before Parker Chute notched a man-up goal with just over one minute left.
Mosher led the Hornets with three goals and three ground balls. Jones, McCarthy, and Aubin each finished with two goals with Jones and McCarthy also tallying an assist. Brandon Hunter (Glastonbury, Conn.) had a team-high six ground balls
Shane Morin (Salem, N.H.) registered the win in net for Lyndon, allowing only one goal while making three saves in the first half. Marcus Bessette (Pembroke, N.H.) relieved Morin for the second half, recording four saves and allowing three goals. Colin Young (Sharon, Vt.) had an excellent day, winning 13 of 16 faceoffs for the Hornets.
Sheldon Jones registered a game-high 10 ground balls and four caused turnovers for the Terriers. Connor Lamberton took the loss for Thomas, making 15 saves.
The Hornets (1-6, 1-3 NAC) travel to Castleton Monday to face Green Mountain College for a 3:00 p.m. start time.
Thomas (1-6, 1-4 NAC) is off for the next week, returning to the field on April 16 when it hosts Green Mountain College at 3:30 p.m. at Smith Field.