Lyndonville, VT - The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon women's lacrosse team played their first game on campus this spring, as they hosted Maine Maritime Academy in a North Atlantic Conference matchup this morning. Unfortunately for the home team, MMA came out on top, 24-3. With the win, the Mariners improve to 4-6 on the season and even their NAC record at 2-2. The Hornets remain winless in ten contests.
The Mariners got off to a quick start, jumjping out to an 8-0 advantage just over eight minutes into the game. Sydney Adams tallied three times in the early run, with Madison Barry and Olivia LeBlanc each finding the net twice. Michaela Columbia (Orleans, VT) got Lyndon on the board with an unassisted goal with 21:05 remaining in the opening half. LeBlanc answered with her third goal, but the Hornets' Felisha Olmstead (St. Johnsbury, VT) converted a free position shot to make it 9-2, Maine Maritime with 18:33 remaining. The Mariners then went on a seven goal run to close the half and take a 16-2 lead into intermission.
Savary opened the second half scoring with an unassisted goal before Columbia notched her second goal of the day at the 24:40 mark. That would be the Hornets' final goal of the game, however, as Maine Maritime responded with seven more unanswered goals and crused to the victory as the skies opened up.
LeBlanc finished with six goals to pace the Mariners. Adams and Savary added five goals apiece and Barry finished with three goals and three assists. Christina Wilson had a team high six draw cobntrols, while Barry added five. For the Hornets, Columbia finished with two goals, three draw controls, and two caused turnovers and Olmstead totaled six draw controls to go along with her score.
Sydney Cole earned the win in net for the Mariners, stopping three shots in the contest. Hornet goalie Zoe Pierce-Olhson (Gaqles Ferry, CT) made five saves and was charged with the loss.
Maine Maritime outshot Lyndon 33-11 and held a slim 14-13 edge in draw controls. The Hornets turned the ball over 15 times, compared to only six for the Mariners.
The Hornets will host Norwich University in a non-conference matchup on Monday afternoon at 4:00 pm. Lyndon will also celebrate Senior Day and recognize Olmstead, the Hornets' lone senior.