Lyndonville, VT - The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon men's soccer team couldn't get anything going on offense on Saturday afternoon, as they dropped a 7-1 North Atlantic Conference decision to Husson University on Varsity Field. Husson improves to 3-8 on the season and 2-1 in NAC play while the Hornets drop to 0-9-1 overall and 0-4 in conference.
Husson got the best of play in the early going, but the Hornet defense was able to hold off the Eagles until Husson's Oscar Berntsson took a pass from Joao Passoni and found the back of the net to give the guests a 1-0 advantage in the 26th minute. The Eagles made it 2-0 with some nice passing as Ali Essallamy found Cai Pritchard, who touched it to Shuby Bodke ffor the goal. Husson controlled 75% of possession time in the opening half and took the 2-0 advantage into intermission.
The Eagles doubled their advantage with two quick goals in the 52nd minute, as Cabau Limens and Avery Pomerleau both scored. Pritchard made it 5-0 in the 61st minute off of an assist from Roa Bermudez. Pomerleau's second goal came in the 76th minute, then Will Paradis scored the final Eagle goal in the 84th minute when he took a through ball from Adam Nilsson and slipped it in the net.
Evan Slayton (Jeffersonville, VT) averted the shutout when he scouped up a ball that got away from Husson goalkeeper Spencer Bernat and put it in the open net on the Hornets' only shot of the match.
Husson dominated play throughout, holding a 56-1 shot advantage and possessing the ball for 71% of the game. The Eagles also were awarded seven corner kicks to none for the Hornets. Hornet keeper Taner Onor (East Montpelier, VT), making his first start in goal, recorded 18 saves in goal while three Eagle keepers, Nikoloz Bulashvii, Benjamin Powell, and Bernat were never called on to make a save.
The Hornets return to action on Tuesday evening when they travel to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts for a 6:00 pm non-conference affair.