Lyndonville, VT - Northern Vermont University-Lyndon played Bryant & Stratton College of Albany to a halftime standoff in Sunday's men's soccer game on Varsity Field. Unfortunately for the Hornets, the visiting Bobcats found the net three times in the second half to come away with a 4-1 win. Bryant & Stratton improves to 3-1 on the season while the Hornets fall to 0-5-1.
Kyle Lamb got Bryant & Stratton on the scoreboard first when he drilled a free kick from just outside the box into the upper left corner of the net in the 23rd minute. Lyndon got the equalizer just over three minutes later when the Bobcats committed a foul in the box off of a corner kick. the Hornets were awarded a penalty kick as a result, and Sam Ognenoff (Brattleboro, VT) converted to make it 1-1. The game remained tied into halftime.
Lamb put the Bobcats back in front less than three minutes into the second half when he came in on the right side and slipped a shot from a steep angle past Hornet goalkeeper Caleb Derbyshire (Barton, VT). Bryant & Stratton made it 3-1 in the 62nd minute when Yerson Rosalina deposited a rebound off of a Lamb shot into an open net. Joe Annas added an insurance goal in the 81st minute to account for the final score.
Bryant & Stratton outshot Lyndon 26-9 in the contest. Derbyshire made nine saves while his Bobcat counterpart, Nate Getman, made three stops and earned the win.
The Hornets will play at home for the seventh straight time next Saturday when they open North Atlantic Conference play against SUNY Canton. Kickoff on Varsity Field is set for 1:00 pm.