Lyndon falls to Husson in NAC playoffs
BANGOR, Maine - The top-ranked Husson men's soccer team held form with a 4-2 victory over Lyndon to advance to the semifinal match of the North Atlantic Conference playoffs. With the loss, the Hornets finish their season with an overall record of 6-10-1 and an NAC mark of 3-5-1.
Tyler Metevier scored two goals and had an assist for the Eagles for five points on the day, while Zach Emeigh got an assist on every Husson tally. Philip Frost scored two goals to increase his team-leading total to 12.
Husson got things started in the first minute when Metevier was on the end of Emeigh's cross from the right flank and found the back of the net to put the Eagles up 1-0. The Hornets answered with some offensive pressure a few minutes later, forcing the Eagles to mishandle a ball in their own box, and even the game with an own goal.
With the score tied 1-1 in the 19th minute, Emeigh found Metevier once again in an almost identical set to put he Eagles back on top 2-1. Frost added a pair in the final 10 minutes to provide some insurance late in the half. The first score came when Emeigh found Frost streaking down the right side, and he took it the rest of the way, potting it from just inside the box.
The next mark came four minutes later when Metevier took a shot at the net that deflected to the feet of Emeigh, who unselfishly dished it to Frost for the finish. That put the Eagles up 4-1 at half.
The Eagles took the opportunity to to rest a few players in the second half and in the 86th minute, Shane O'Donnell-Leach (Groton, Vt.) drove a ball to the back corner of the net after Phil Curll (Camden, Maine) took it from the Husson defense who failed to clear the loose ball in the box.
Brian Potter recorded three saves to earn his eighth win of the season, while his counterpart Jason Gray (East Thetford, Vt.) saved 12 despite earning the loss.