Strong fourth quarter uplifts Hornets over Mariners

Strong fourth quarter uplifts Hornets over Mariners

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. - The Lyndon State College men's lacrosse team hosted Maine Maritime Academy Sunday afternoon.  It took a big push in the fourth quarter for the Hornets to pull off the 16-12 win, Lyndon's first ever over the Mariners in lacrosse.

Lyndon would start the scoring off with a man-up goal from Shea Jones (Hull, Mass.) with 7:47 left in the first quarter.  The Mariners would respond just 47 seconds later with a goal from Tim Grant (East Northport, N.Y.).  The Mariners would hold a 3-2 lead until Kendrick Mills took the ball up field and netted his first career goal to tie the contest at three.

With the score 3-3, the second quarter would be nothing short of a shootout.  The Mariners tallied three straight goals within the first minute of the quarter.  The Hornets answered with four straight goals to tie up the game before the Mariners made it 8-7 on a man-up goal with only 40 seconds left in the quarter.  The Hornets nearly evened up the contest with just seconds remaining in the half, but MMA's goal keeper Cody Schell (Pasadena, Md.) would make a great stop to keep his team ahead at the break.

The second half would be back and forth with the Mariners holding a 12-11 lead heading into the fourth quarter.  The Hornets held the Mariners scoreless in the final quarter of play while going off for 5 straight goals to propel them to a 16-12 victory.  

Spencer Aubin (Sharon, Mass.) and Justin Mosher (Salem, N.H.) would lead the Hornets with six points each.  Aubin tallied five goals and an assist while Mosher recorded two goals and assisted on four.  Jones and Kevin McCarthy (West Sayville, N.Y.) each added three goals and two assists to total five points on the day.

Chase Whittemore (Skowhegan, Maine) would lead the Mariners with seven points, registering five goals and two assists.

Shane Morin (Salem, N.H.) would pick up the win for the Hornets with seven saves in the cage.  Cody Schell took the loss for the Mariners, making eight saves in the contest.

The Hornets (3-7, 3-3 NAC) host Johnson State College Monday at 3:30 p.m. for Senior Day.

The Mariners (3-8, 3-2 NAC) host UMaine-Farmington on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.