New Haven, CT - The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon women's soccer team fell behind early and never recovered, dropping a non-conference contest to Albertus Magnus College, 11-1, on Sunday afternoon. The Falcons improve to 3-2 on the season with the win, while the Hornets fall to 0-5.
Albertus gained control right from the start, as Katherine Raposo scored less than two minutes into the game. Raposo completed her hat trick with two more goals before the game was 13 minutes old, giving the hosts a 3-0 lead. Amanda McGeehan's goal off of a pass from Sophia Austin in the 14th minute extended the Falcon lead to 4-0, and Austin added a score of her own to make it 5-0 at the half.
Albertus tacked on four more goals in the first five minutes of the second half to put the game completely out of reach. Austin notched her second and third goals of the game while Jenessa Perez and Haley Andrews added single scores. Jordan Kikosicki scored with an assist from Kelly Duarte in the 54th minute to make it 10-0. Lyndon's Eleanor Harrington (Fareham, Hampshire, UK) finally got the Hornets on the board in the 61st minute, scoring off of a free kick. The Falcons' Jaidyn Gillette tacked on a late goal to account for the final margin.
Albertus outshot Lyndon 26-4 and held a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks. Hornet goalkeeper Lauren Young (Concord, VT) made ten saves, while Falcon starting keeper Cassidy Scofield made one stop and earned the win before being relieved in the second half.
The Hornets will return home o open North Atlantic Conference play on Saturday when they face SUNY Canton. Kickoff is set for 3:30 pm.