Lyndonville, VT - The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon men's soccer team closed out the home portion of its 2018 season against Plymouth State University on a cold and rainy Varsity Field Wednesday afternoon. Unfortunately for the Hornets, the home team came up on the short end of a 2-0 result. With the loss Lyndon falls to 1-12 on the season while Plymouth improves to 4-6-3.
The Panthers got on the board first just 19 seconds into the match when Paulo Johansson dribbled in and put a shot past Hornet goalkeeper Caleb Derbyshire (Barton, VT) and into the left side of the goal. That goal stood as the only score of the contest until the 72nd minute, when Plymouth's Dan Shaw headed in a Cam Bunn corner kick to give the Panthers the insurance goal.
Plymouth outshot Lyndon 25-13 on the day and held a 4-3 advantage in corners. Derbyshire made 11 saves in goal for the Hornets, while the Panthers' Owenb Caggiano made six saves and earned the win.
The Hornets close out the regular season with a pair of North Atlantic Conference road contests that will determine their post-season fate. Lyndon plays at Husson University on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 pm, and the University of Maine at Farmington next Tuesday, at 2:30 pm. The Hornets are currently a game in front of both UMaine-Farmington and the University of Maine at Presque Isle in the race for the final NAC playoff berth.