Cadets squeeze by Hornets

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Wesley Keslin and Chris Bristol hooked up on a pair of goals to account for both of the Norwich men's soccer team's goals in a 2-1 win over Lyndon at Howard Field in non-league action.

Lyndon took the lead just 23 seconds into the game when Shane O'Donnell-Leach (Groton, Vt.) dribbled through three Norwich defenders on the left side and then beat NU goalkeeper Christian Hallstrom.

O'Donnell-Leach ripped a low shot off his right foot to the near post that bounced off the inside of the post and into the back of the net to give the Hornets a 1-0 lead and abruptly end Hallstrom's consecutive shutout minutes streak.

Norwich battled back though as a little more than 10 minutes later Keslin scored the first of his two goals by heading home a free kick by Bristol from 25 yards out into the right corner of the net. Bristol found Keslin again in the 32nd minute with a corner kick that Keslin side volleyed into the net far post to give the Cadets a 2-1 lead that they would never relinquish.

Hallstrom made five saves for Norwich and improved to 4-2 on the season. Lyndon's Jason Gray (East Thetford, Vt.) turned aside nine shots and fell to 3-5 on the season.

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