Sep 09, 2017
New London, CT - The Lyndon women's soccer team took to the road on Saturday afternoon and came up just short against Mitchell College, falling 2-1 in overtime. The loss drops the Hornets to 0-3 on the season. Mitchell evens its record at 1-1.
The Hornets got on the scoreboard first, as senior midfielder Rose Wilson (Marshfield, VT) poked a rebound past Mitchell goalkeeper Jordan Lohneiss for her first collegiate goal. Michaela Columbia (Orleans, VT) was credited with the assist. Lyndon head coach Katy Ebner had this to say about Wilson's goal: "I'd also like to give Rose Wilson a huge shout out for her first collegiate goal! It's been a long time coming and we are all very excited to see her continue to get the ball into the back of the net."
Mitchell got the equalizer in the 40th minute, as Drew Johndrow found the net with an assist from Lindsey Fairbank. The two teams headed into the break tied at 1-1.
Both teams had great scoring opportunities in the second half, but neither could break through. Lyndon's Kiya DeWitt (Pittsburg, NH) hit the crossbar from point blank range in the 68th minute. Six minutes later Hornet senior goalkeeper Johanna Sargent (Randolph, VT) made a diving fingertip save on a shot from Fairbank. The Hornets then survived a late Mariner flurry and the teams headed to overtime.
Lyndon had the first scoring chance in the extra session, but Brooke Breault (Albany, VT) was denied by Lohneiss. Mitchell countered with the game winner in the 94th minute, as Johndrew picked up her second goal of the afternoon, this one with an assist from Taylor Saja.
For the game Mitchell outshot Lyndon, 22-16. Victoria McCormack started in goal for the Hornets and recorded 3 saves before giving way to Sargent in the second half. Sargent made 4 saves on 5 second half shots on goal. Lohneiss went the distance in goal for the Mariners and stopped 5 of 6 shots on goal.
Despite the setback Ebner saw progress with her team. "Today was a tough battle between two evenly matched teams. There was a high level of competition throughout the field. It just came down to who could find the back of the net in overtime."
Lyndon returns to the pitch on Wednesday afternoon when they host Pine Manor College. Game time is 4:00 pm on Varsity Field.