Farmington, ME - The final North Atlantic Conference men's soccer playoff berth was on the line Tuesday afternoon when Northenr Vermont University-Lyndon squared off against the University of Maine at Farmington. In the end it was UMF that prevailed, coming away with a 6-0 victory and ending the Hornets' season in the process. Lyndon closes the 2018 campaign with a 1-14 overall record and a 1-6 mark in NAC play while UMF improves to 5-11 on the season and 2-5 in the NAC.
UMF jumped on the Hornets in the early going. Hunter Michaud scored less than five meinute in to put the Beavers in front. Less than three minutes later, UMF's Andrew Longhurst scored off of a corner kick from Tristan Price to make it 2-0. Ilyas Abdi scored off of another Price corner in the 24th minute. Then in the 37th minute Hornet goalkeeper Caleb Derbyshire (Barton, VT) turned away UMF's Sawyer Deroche, but Deroche poked in the rebound to make it 4-0 Beavers. Lyndon's Abukar Hassan (South Burlington, VT) had an opportunity to get the Hornets on the board late in the half, but he had back to back shots blocked by UMF's Andrew Longhorst
UMF made it 5-0 just over two minutes into the second half when Yusuf Mohammed converted a scramble in front of the Hornet goal. Abdi added an unassisted goal in the 69th minute to account for the final score.
UMF outshot Lyndon 19-3 and held a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks. Derbyshire made six saves in goal for Lyndon before being relieved by Dennis Farnham III (Orono, ME). Beaver keepers Matthew Wilson and Michael Pingree combined for the clean sheet without being called upon to make a save.