Lyndonville, VT - Northern Vermont University-Lyndon and Husson University played to a standoff in the opening half of Saturday's North Atlantic Conference women's soccer game. Unfortunately for the Hornets, the Eagles were able to score three times in a ten minute stretch during the second half to come away with a 4-1 win. Husson improves to 3-4 on the season and 2-1 in conference play while Lyndon falls to 1-8 overall and 1-3 in the NAC.
Husson got on the scoreboard first whem Alexa Thayer scored an unassisted goal in the 28th minute. Lyndon got the equalizer less than a minute later when Husson was called for a hand ball in the box and Eleanor Harrington (Fareham, Hampshire, UK) put the resulting penalty kick past Eagle keeper Shie Smith. That's the way thing stayed until halftime.
In the 61st minute Husson capitaqlized on a restart off of a corner when Thayer found Bri Saulter and Saulter rifled a shot past the outstreched arm of Hornet keeper Lauren Young (Concord, VT) and into the upper right corner of the net. The Eagles made it 3-1 when Makenzie St. Pierre delivered a well timed long ball to Adrianna McKinnon and McKinnon beat Young. Husson added another tally in the 71st minute when Alli Carey scored off of a pass from Emily Helgerson.
Husson outshot Lyndon 30-9 for the game. Young made seven saves on ten shots on goal before being relieved by Victoria McCormack (East Lyme, CT) in the 68th minute. McCormack made six stops on the seven shots on goal that she faced. Smith went the distance for Husson, earning the win and making six saves. Husson had an 8-2 advantage in corner kicks but Lyndon possessed the ball for 53% of the contest.
The Hornets will return to action next Saturday when they travel to Thomas College for a 3:30 pm North Atlantic Conference matchup.