POULTNEY, Vt. – In a second half, Lyndon rallied from a two-goal deficit to record a 3-2 win over the Green Mountain men's soccer team.
The Eagles got off to a fast start behind two goals in the first half from Chris Gaskin. The first came in the 20th minute when Gaskin took a cross from Tyler Lawson that he was able to put the ball home past Lyndon goalkeeper Jason Gray (East Thatford, Vt.). Gaskin would show up again in the 29th minute as he took a booming goal kick from goalkeeper Nate Kishbaugh that skipped through the Hornets defense.
The second half was an entirely different story, as the Hornets came out poised for a comeback. In the 64th minute Patrice Lumumba (Burlington, Vt./Democratic Republic of The Congo) was able to finish a ball played in the box closing the gap to 2-1. Lumumba would answer again in the 73rd minute when he was able to control the ball on a breakaway and drill a shot past Kishbaugh, tying the game at 2-2.
Then in a stunning turn of events, while the Eagles were threatening, Shane O'Donnell-Leach (Groton, Vt.) was able to pull away from a retreating Eagles defense and finish putting the Hornets up 3-2 with only four minutes to play. The Eagles ran out of time as the Hornets were able to hold the lead.
Kishbaugh nets the loss for the Eagles as he was able to save seven shots on 10 attempts on goal. Gray took the win for Lyndon, saving 10 shots with 12 being on goal. The fast paced game saw each team able to tally a total of 24 shots.