LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — The Lyndon men's soccer team collected its third 1-0 victory in its last four games when slipped past Maine Maritime Academy. The win upped the Hornets overall record to 7-1-1 and 2-0 in the North Atlantic Conference.
In a physical, up-and-down game, the contest remained scoreless until the 87:42 mark when Lyndon was awarded a throw-in to the right of the Mariners' goal. Emmitt Simpson (Barton, Vt.) tossed the ball toward the goal and it somehow managed to find its way to the doorstep of the net through a maze of several players.
As the throw-in approached the goal mouth, Hornets striker Kyle Mecham (Wilbraham, Mass.) beat Maritime goalkeeper Randy Bartlett to the ball, and tapped it home for the game-winner with 2:18 left to play. The Mariners made a desperate run at the Lyndon net in the waning seconds of the game, but could not score the equalizing goal.
Hornet goalkeeper Jason Gray (East thetford, Vt.) made four saves to earn the shutout and Bartlett combined with starting goalie Jeff Butland to make one save in the contest. Butland left the game in the first half due to an injury. Maine Maritime out shot Lyndon in the game by a margin of 12-10.