October 3, 2010

Castleton rolls to victory over Lyndon

CASTLETON, Vt. - Trevor Kotrady scored one goal and assisted on another as the Castleton State College men's soccer team defeated Lyndon 3-0 at Spartan Stadium in North Atlantic Conference action.

Near the 28th minute, Kotrady struck a shot that knuckled towards the far post but Hornet goaltender Jason Gray (East Thetford, Vt.) made a beautiful leaping save to keep the score knotted at 0-0. On the ensuing corner kick, Josh Costa crossed the ball to the far post and Nick Johnas finished with a header by Gray for a 1-0 advantage.

Kotrady picked up his fifth assist of the season at 32:42 of the first half lofting a cross from the left flank to Anthony Buehler who headed the ball into the top left corner for a 2-0 lead. Just two minutes and five seconds later, Kotrady tallied his fourth marker of the season finding a loose ball just eight yards out from the goal and blasted it home for a commanding 3-0 gap.

Five minutes into the second half, Nate Koenemann robbed Kyle Mecham (Wilbraham, Mass.) on a direct kick from 30 yards out diving towards the far post to keep Castleton ahead 3-0. Gray finished the afternoon with 14 saves in net as the Spartans outshot Lyndon St. 35-9. Castleton won the corners match-up 10-2.