HENNIKER, N.H. — New England College men's soccer forward Rob Lucas had a foot in three goals Sunday lifting the Pilgrims past visiting Lyndon 4-1. With the win the Pilgrims improve to 9-4-3 overall and 5-1-1 in North Atlantic Conference play. The loss drops the Hornets to 3-12-0 on the season and 2-5-0 in conference play.
NEC would jump out to the early 2-0 lead netting two scores in the opening 20:46 of play.
NEC's first goal would come off the foot of Rob Lucas who would one-time in a pass from Manny Arteaga in the 18th minute. The Pilgrims would follow that with a Bienvenu Kanezu goal assisted by Lucas in the 20th minute.
Lyndon State would cut the lead to 2-1 in the 46th minute of play as Allen Komisarek (Bethlehem, N.H.) would rebound in a shot from Cory Hathaway (Fairfax, Vt.) that would ricochet off the crossbar.
NEC would get the goal back in the 57th minute as Julian Yourawski would put in a pass through the middle from Rob Lucas. The Pilgrims would tack on one more goal in the final three minutes of play as Ralph Bertrand would net his third goal of the season assisted by Zak Harris.
The Pilgrims finished the afternoon out shooting the Hornets 19-6.
Picking up the win in goal for NEC was Robert Millard who finished with three saves. In goal for Lyndon State was Jason Gray (East Thetford, Vt.) who had seven saves in net.
Saturday afternoon, the Colby-Sawyer College men's soccer teams picked up a 3-1 win over Lyndon.
Colby-Sawyer took a 1-0 lead in the 25th minute when Chris DiCecca headed the ball into the back of the net off a corner kick from Mike Laskowski.
The Chargers went into the half leading 2-0 after Ram Khalsa broke away from the defense and got by the oncoming keeper to score into a wide open net.
Laskowski added insurance in the 68th minute when he sent a bounding ball towards the net that knuckled and found the right corner of the goal. The tally was Laskowski's first of the season.
Lyndon spoiled the shutout in the 85th minute on a goal from Komisarek. He was at the top of the 18-yard box on the right side when he sent a shot into the lower left corner past the keeper.
Colby-Sawyer goalie Nick Austin made four saves in the victory. Gray had five stops in the loss. The Chargers held a 16-11 edge in shots and a 7-3 advantage in corners.