Lyndon State tops D’Youville in consolation game

POTSDAM, N.Y.— Lyndon defeated D'Youville College 3-1 in the consolation game of the SUNY Potsdam Men' s Soccer College Cup. Patrice Lumumba (Burlington, Vt.) had a goal and an assist to lead the Hornets.

Lyndon State slowly built up offensive pressure early in the contest before striking quickly for two goals in a 1:09 span. Lumumba sent the ball into the box off a corner kick and Shane O'Donnell-Leach (Groton, Vt.) headed in the ball for the first marker. Phil Curll (Camden, Maine) had his shot blocked by Spartan sophomore goalie Matt Smith, but Lumumba was there to drive home the rebound.

At the 12:53 mark, Dustin Ameden (Jamaica, Vt.) sent a pass ahead to Quinn Rambo (Avon, Ohio) who connected to give Lyndon State a 3-0 advantage. D'Youville finally got on the board at 11:49 as Ryan Camman scored off a loose ball scramble in front of the net. Anthony Galvano recorded the assist on the play. The Hornets took a 3-1 advantage into halftime.

In the second half, both defenses tightened up and clamped down on scoring opportunities. The Spartans evened out the shots and appeared to have pulled within one with 2:42 to go as Tom Barlow buried a pass from junior midfielder Jordan Wabick. However, D'Youville was ruled offsides the Hornets held on for the 3-1 victory.

Jason Marks (Newtown, Conn.) made seven saves in 75:38 to earn the victory. Mason Brewer (Wiscasset, Maine) was untested in the remaining 14:22. Smith finished eight saves for the Spartans.