Waterville, ME - The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon men's soccer team fell behind by four goals in the first 11 minutes and never recovered, dropping a 12-0 North Atlantic Conference contest at Thomas College on Saturday afternoon. The Hornets are winless in five NAC contests and 0-11-1 on the season, while the conference leading Terriers improve to 4-0 in the NAC and 5-6-1 overall.
The Terriers' Woodlin Placide scored just 19 seconds into the game to get Thomas off and running. Placade picked up his second goal in gthe fifth minute, then Macquille Walker and Zenawi Bowen scored before the game was 11 minutes old to make it 4-0. Thomas extended their advantage to 7-0 at the half and tacked on five more goals after intermission. Placide and Eric LaBrie both finished with hat tricks and Avian Girard added a pair of tallies.
Thomas got the best of play throughout, outshooting the Hornets 46-4. The Terriers earned 16 corner kicks to one for the Hornets. Lyndon goalkeeper Caleb Derbyshire (Barton, VT) made 12 saves on the afternoon, while Thomas keepers Jonathan LaClair, John Villanueva, and Nick Chandler combined for three stops and the shutout.
The Hornets return to NAC play on Sunday when they play at Maine Maritime Academy. Kickoff is set for 12:00 noon.