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Beavers pull away from Hornets

Beavers pull away from Hornets

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. – The University of Maine at Farmington visited Lyndon Wednesday and defeated the Hornets 3-0 in North Atlantic Conference women's soccer action. With the win the Beavers improved to 6-6 overall and 5-1 in NAC while the Hornets dropped to 5-10 and 1-5.

The Beavers pressured Lyndon the entire game out shooting them by a margin 29-10.

The first half was a tight affair as only one goal was scored in the half. Katie Clark kicked a soft shot toward goal at the 5:56 mark and in managed to find its way into the net as the ball was misplayed by Hornets goalkeeper Julianna Anderson (Manchester, N.H.).

In the second half, Hornet Coach Sean Bliss called on freshmen goalie Johanna Sargent (Randolph, Vt.) to start the half. Despite giving up two goals, Sargent made a few outstanding saves that kept the Hornets within striking distance.

"I was very pleased with her performance," said Bliss.

Maine-Farmington would double its lead with 10:38 left in the as Kelli McLellan scored off a header. Nearly three minutes later, the Beavers' Avalon Amador would score to close out the scoring in the contest.

"I hope we will improve our handling of the ball and also hope we will compete in every game," said Bliss. "I was very happy about some of the passes and runs that we made today as a team."

The Beaver goaltending duo of Haley Murano and Sam Hatch made a combined six saves in the contest while Anderson made seven and Sargent had five.

Lyndon's next match is Saturday in New London, N.H. as the hornets face NAC foe Colby Sawyer. Game time is 1 p.m.

-By Michael Desmond, Sports Information Assistant