Lyndon men Beat Elms, fall to Curry

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — Patrice Lumumba (Burlington, Vt.) scored two goals to lead Lyndon to a 4-1 victory over Elms College at the Lyndon Athletic Field. The win was the first of the 2012 season for the Hornets.

Lumumba broke a scoreless time at the 11:44 mark when he scored off a give-and-go from teammate Kyle Mecham (Wilbraham, Mass.). Less than two minutes later, Yessi Gar-Elnabi (Burlington, Vt.) made it 2-0 off an assist from Matt Browne (Seymour, Conn.), but the Blazers managed to cut the deficit in half shortly before halftime on an unassisted tally from Adam O'Grady.

In the second half, Lumumba took advantage of a bobble by Elms goalkeeper Nicholson Pennant to score his second goal of the game and give Lyndon a much-needed two-goal cushion. Blake Begnoche (Fairfax, Vt.) would close out the scoring in the contest at 67:28 with the first goal of his Hornet career – an unassisted tally on a direct kick from approximately 20 meters out.

Jason Gray (East Thetford, Vt.) stopped seven shots to earn the win for Lyndon (1-3) while Pennant and starting goalie Christian Kostka combined to make four saves for Elms (1-2). Lyndon held a 10-9 edge in shots in the contest. 

On Sunday, Curry College defeated Lyndon State, 6-1, in Milton, Mass. With the win, the Colonel's improve to 3-1 overall. The Hornet's fell to 0-4 on the season.

The Colonels got on the board just 3:48 into the opening frame. Nick Lawless scored his first of two goals on the day. Eric Guglielmello sent Lawless a through ball and he one-timed it past Gray. Just under two minutes later, Curry tallied their second score when senior Zach Kumin earned his first goal of the season off an assist by senior Devin Sadlers. Sadlers took a corner kick and Kumin tapped it in.  The Colonels final goal of the period came with 18 minutes left to play. 

Jonathan Hurley also scored his first of the season when he dribbled past the Hornets' defense for an unassisted goal. Lyndon would register their only goal at the 13:45 minute mark. Patrick Hilton (Lyndonville, Vt.) crossed the ball from the corner of the field and Mecham headed into the back of the net past Curry's goalkeeper Nick Barber.

The Colonels outshot the Hornets 23-4. Curry had five corners and saw no shots on net.  Lyndon State did not have any corner kicks and made nine saves.

The Colonels put up three more goals in the second half for the, 6-1 victory. With just under 10 minutes into the second half, Sadlers scored his first goal of the game, unassisted.  Lawless netted his second just 3:40 minutes later when senior Pat Dowling sent Lawless a pass just outside of the 18-yard box. The sixth and final goal of the game came at the 22:50 minute mark.  Guglielmello headed the ball off a cross from Dowling.

Final shots were Curry 46 and Lyndon nine.  The Colonels finished with 10 corner kicks and the Hornets two. 

Barber made all five saves in net and allowed the lone goal in 79:42 minutes of play for the win. Andrew Knighton, finished in goal for the Colonels making zero stops. For the Hornets, Gray made nine saves and allowed three goals in 45 minutes of play. Jason Marks (Newtown, Conn.) played in goal for the second half and also made nine saves and allowed three goals in 45 minutes of play. 

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