HENNIKER, N.H.— Three different New England College women's soccer players would notch goals lifting the Pilgrims past the Lyndon Hornets 3-1 Sunday. With the win the Pilgrims improve to7-8-1 overall and 3-4-0 in North Atlantic Conference play. The loss drops the Hornets to 2-11-1 on the season and 0-6-1 in conference play.
NEC would get on the board just 4:30 into the game as forward Kristen Walker would head in a chip pass off the foot of Tamara Comerford giving the Pilgrims the early 1-0 lead.
Lyndon would knot the game at 1-1 in the 19th minute of play as Hillary Bonasera (Chelsea, Vt.) would net her first goal of the season rebounding in a shot from Emily Strese (Gilmanton, N.H.) that would ricochet off the crossbar.
The Pilgrims would regain the lead in the 34th minute as first-year forward Alyssa Krause would take advantage of a defensive mishit netting her seventh goal of the season.
NEC would tack on an insurance goal in the 80th minute of play as Jillian Zanine would record her first goal of the season putting in pass from Krause.
The Pilgrims finished the afternoon out shooting the Hornets 25-5.
Picking up the win in goal for NEC was Tricia Sardagnola who finished with two saves. In goal for Lyndon was Samantha Smith (North Haverhill, N.H.) who had an impressive 11 saves in net.
On Saturday, the Colby-Sawyer College women's soccer team blanked the Hornets 5-0.
Sarah Little scored a pair of first half goals to give the Chargers a 2-0 lead at the break. Both of Little's shots mimicked each other as she sent a towering ball towards the net that got in just under the crossbar and just over the keeper. The goals were her fourth and fifth of the season.
Laurel Bauer scored Colby-Sawyer's third goal of the game in the 59th minute when she finished a nice cross from junior Adrienne Bender.
Ashley Reis scored seven minutes later off her own rebound. Her first attempt was saved by the Lyndon keeper, but she got the rebound and found the right side of the net for her second goal of the season.
Vicky Driscoll added a fifth goal in the 84th minute after receiving a pass from Reis. The goal was Driscoll's first collegiate tally.
Colby-Sawyer keeper Shay Spencer was not challenged in 79 minutes and Hailey Nadeau worked the final 11 minutes to combine for the team's eighth clean sheet of the season. Smith made 13 saves in the loss.
The Chargers held a 23-1 edge in shots and a 9-1 advantage in corners.