Sep 06, 2017
Manchester, VT - The Lyndon State College women's soccer team took to the road on Wednesday night, traveling to Manchester to play Southern Vermont College under the lights at Applejack Stadium. Unfortunately for the Hornets they came up on the short end of a 5-1 decision. The Hornets dropped to 0-2, while the host Mountaineers moved to 1-2 on the season.
Southern Vermont started quickly, as Molly Madore found the net off of a scramble just 3:23 into the contest. Two minutes later the Mountaineers' Releigh Griffiths scored off of a through ball from Dani Biggers. Madore followed with her second goal, assisted by Biggers, and Southern Vermont found itself ahead 3-0 less than 11 minutes in.
The Hornets got on the board for the first time this season in the game's 26th minute. Senior Kiya DeWitt (Pittsburg, NH) stuffed home a failed Southern Vermont clear to cut the Mountaineer lead to 3-1.
In the game's 35th minute the Mountaineers converted a long ball off of a free kick, as Taylor Mallett found the net. Ashley Bloom was credited with the assist. Southern Vermont carried the 4-1 advantage into the halftime break.
Southern Vermont carried the play throughout the second half but neither team was ab le to break through until less than 3 minutes remained, when the Mountaineers' Jayne Wierzbicki scored after a lengthy carry.
Southern Vermont outshot Lyndon, 35-5, for the contest. Senior Johanna Sargent (Randolph, VT) and freshman Victoria McCormack (East Lyme, CT) split time in goal for the Hornets. Sargent stopped 5 of the 9 shots on goal that she faced in the opening half, while McCormack stopped 2 of 3 in the second half. Melissa Mascari stopped 2 of 3 shots on goal for the Mountaineers.
Lyndon travels to New London, CT for a 12:00 noon non-conference start at Mitchell College on Saturday. The Hornets return home on Wednesday, September 13th, as they square off against Pine Manor College in another non-conference affair. That contest will kick off at 4:00 pm.
Game photo courtesy of Southern Vermont College Athletics.