Johnson, VT - After getting halted prematurely by Mother Nature on Tuesday, the Northern Vermont University-Lyndon women's soccer team returned to NVU-Johnson on Thursday afternoon to replay their North Atlantic Conference contest. The Hornets came away with a 3-0 victory, the team's first win of the season. Lyndon is now 1-7 overall and 1-2 in the NAC, while Johnson remains winless in eight starts including thee conference affairs. With the win, the Hornets also earn a point in the race for the NVU President's Cup, the annual competition for athletic superiority between NVU's two campuses.
The Hornets, who saw a 3-0 lead wiped out when thunder and lightning rolled in on Tuesday, took little time taking control again today. Freshman Rachel Palladino (Manlius, NY) got Lyndon on the board in the tenth minute with an unassisted goal, the first of her career. The Hornets made it 2-0 in the 23rd minute. Eleanor Harrington (Fareham, Hampshire, UK) lanuched a shot that was stopped by Badger goalkeeper Aysha Hodgdon, but Harrington poked the rebound past Hodgdon. Things would stay that way into halftime.
Lyndon extended their lead to 3-0 less than two minutes into the second half. Harrington found senior Jessica Hillman (Gardener, ME) and Hillman converted to give the Hornets a little more breathing room. Neither team was able to score the rest of the way, and the Hornets walked away with their first win.
Hornet goalkeeper Victoria McCormack (East Lyme, CT) stopped seven shots to notch the shutout and pick up the win. Hodgdon turned away 12 Hornet shots in the Badger goal.
Lyndon had the better of the play throughout the contest, as they outshot Johnson 25-7. the Hornets also took the only three corner kicks of the contest.
The Hornets will return home on Saturday afternoon when they host Husson University. Kickoff is set for 3:30 pm on Varsity Field.