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Howorth leads Thomas past Lyndon

Howorth leads Thomas past Lyndon

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College women's soccer team needed two second-half goals by Bronte Howorth to defeat Lyndon 2-0 in a North Atlantic Conference women's soccer matchup Saturday afternoon at Smith Field.

The first half of play consisted of lots of back and forth action, with neither team taking control of the game early. The Terriers (5-7, 2-2 NAC) held an 11-4 shot advantage over the Hornets (4-8, 0-4 NAC) in the first half, but neither team could find the back of the net, as they went into the half in a scoreless deadlock.

The tie would hold until the 62nd minute, when a pass from Elizabeth McPhillips found Howorth, whose shot trickled through the legs of Lyndon goalkeeper Julianna Anderson (Manchester, N.H.) to give the Terriers a 1-0 lead.

Nine minutes later, Howorth would strike again, launching a left-footed shot that found the back of the net just over Anderson's fingertips to give the Thomas a two-goal advantage, which would hold until the end of the game.

Thomas' Paige Leary stopped three shots to record her second shutout of the season.  For Lyndon, Anderson had multiple diving saves on the day to stop would-be Terrier goals. Overall, Anderson stopped 10 shots throughout the game.

Lyndon travels to Milton, Mass. Monday for a road game against Curry College. The kick-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.