Castine, ME - For the second day in a row the Northern Vermont University-Lyndon men's soccer team dug themselves an early hole that they were unable to climb out of, as they dropped a 4-0 North Atlantic Conference contest at Maine Maritime Academy. The Hornets remain winless in six NAC games and drop to 0-12-1 on the season. The Mariners improve to 8-3-1 overall and 5-1 in conference.
Maine Maritime's Matt Caron was setup by Dalton Moore and Evan Backus and found the net less than two minute into the game to give the Mariners the lead. Backus scored in the eighth minute to make it 2-0. Jack Davis then converted a penalty kick in the 19th minute to extend the lead to three goals. The Hornets were unable to cut into the deficit before halftime.
The Mariners' Thomas Gordon added an insurance goal less than three minutes into the second half, and neither team was able to break through the rest of the way. Lyndon's Jeremiah Heyliger (Whitefield, NH) had two late scoring opportunities and Garrick Webster (Terryville, CT) had another but they were turned away each time by Mariner goalkeeper Maxwell Tomlin.
Maine Maritime outshot Lyndon 24-7 over the game and held a 9-1 advantage in corner kicks. Hornet keeper Caleb Derbyshire (Barton, VT) came up with nine saves, while Tomlin and Mariner starter Andrew Coleman combined for four saves in posting the shutout.
The Hornets return home to Varsity Field on Wednesday afternoon when they will host Paul Smith's College in a 3:00 pm non-conference game.