October 22, 2010

Seniors lead Lyndon to win over Vermont Tech

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — Tyler Bullard (Hyde Park, Vt.) celebrated his Senior Day at Lyndon by scoring the game-winning goal in the Hornets' 3-0 victory over Vermont Tech.

With 1:09 remaining in the first half, Lyndon's Andrew O'Brien (Ware, Mass.) sent a cross into the middle of the penalty area to Bullard, who deposited a shot into the left side of the net behind Green Knights' goalkeeper Darren Rivard.

The Hornets had multiple chances to take or extend the lead throughout the game, but many of their shots sailed just high or wide of the goal. Lyndon finally picked up an insurance goal at the 81:21 mark when Patrice Lumumba (Burlington, Vt.) scored off a through ball from Mark Blinten (Plainville, Mass.).

Just over three minutes later, Lumumba fed Richard Hackett (Barton, Vt.) for the final goal of the game as Lyndon closed out the regular season with a win and upped its overall record to 10-3-3.

Jason Gray (East Thetford, Vt.) made two saves for Lyndon to earn his sixth shutout of the season while Rivard and Justin Gray combined to make a total of six saves in the contest for VTC (4-9). The Hornets outshot the Green Knights 23-8 in the contest.

Prior to the match, Bullard, Blinten and fellow senior Ben Taylor (Barre, Vt.) were honored for their contributions and four years of service to the Lyndon men's soccer program. Each was presented an autographed soccer ball that bears the signatures of the Hornet players and coaching staff.

Lyndon will now remain idle until it learns its seeding in the upcoming North Atlantic Conference playoffs which get underway on Tuesday.