Northfield, VT - Husson University scored 11 goals in the first 18 minutes and went on the defeat Northern Vermont University-Lyndon, 17-3, in a non-conference women's lacrosse game on Sunday afternoon. The game was played at Sabine Field at Norwich University. The Eagles even their record at 3-3 with the victory, while the Hornets remain winless in five contests. The two teams will meet again in a North Atlantic Conference matchup on April 9th at Husson.
Mary Cushing controlled the opening draw and went right to the goal and scored just ten seconds into the game and Husson never looked back. The Eagles ran off 11 unanswered goals before Lyndon's Felisha Olmstead (St. Johnsbury, VT) found the net with 6"05 remaining in the opening half. Rianna Winslow's third goal of the opening half gave the Eagles a 12-1 lead at intermission.
Husson built on their lead in the second half. when Cushing scored back to back goals, her third and fourth of the game, the Eagle lead had grown to 16-1 with 18:29 to go. Olmstead scored unassisted and converted a free position shot for Lyndon, those sandwiched around a free position goal from Husson's Khloe Poland, to account for the final score.
Cushing led Husson with four goals, while Winslow and Cali Newton added three goals each. Jordyn Labrie had a game high three assists. Olmstead was the only goal scorer for the Hornets. Michaela Columbia (Orleans, VT) led the Hornets with four ground balls, while Tori McCormack (East Lyme, CT) caused five turnovers.
Husson outshot Lyndon 31-13 for the game. Eagle goalie Mallory Burchill made six saves while picking up the win, while Hornet goalie Zoe Pierce-Olhson (Gales Ferry, CT) made seven stops and took the loss. Husson held a 20-16 advantage in ground balls. The Hornets recorded 13 draw controls to nine for the Eagles, and turned the ball over 28 times to 18 for Husson.
Lyndon opens North Atlantic Conference play next Saturday at SUNY Canton. The game is scheduled to start at 3:30 pm.