Lyndonville, VT - The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon men's soccer team hung tough for a half before things got away from them on Saturday afternoon. SUNY Delhi pulled away from a 1-0 halftime advantage to come away with a 5-0 victory. The Broncos improve to 9-7 on the season and 6-2 in North Atlantic Conference play while the Hornets drop to 1-13-1 overall and remain winless in seven conference matches.
Delhi grabbed the early lead in the fourth minute when Juan Velez ran past a Lyndon defender and put a long ball from Darion Arango past Lyndon goalkeeper Caleb Derbyshire (Barton, VT) to give the Broncos the lead. Although the Broncos controlled play for much of the first half, the Hornet defense was up to the challenge, as the 1-0 score stood going into halftime.
Delhi broke the game open in the second half with four goals in a 15 minute span. In the 60th minute John Cabrera poked home a loose ball following a blocked Carlos Del Monte shot. Cabrera scored again in the 65th minute off of a pass from Emmanuel Gonzalez. Brody Rettle and Gonzalez added goals to account for the final margin.
Delhi outshot the Hornets 34-5 over the game. The Broncos also held an 8-3 advantage in corner kicks and possessed the ball for 58% of the game. Derbyshire made 14 saves in goal for Lyndon, while Delhi keepers Corey O'Toole and Noah Blake each made a stop in preserving the clean sheet.
Lyndon will wrap up the 2019 season on Tuesday afternoon when they host the University of Maine at Farmington. Kickoff on Varsity Field is set for 12:00 noon.